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Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers” (Foodservice portion)

In this vegetarian burger is a play on the whole sandwich with giant portabella mushroom caps as buns and a slice of grilled halloumi cheese takes the place of the burger.

Yield: 2 burgers

Yield: 20 servings

Serving size: 1 garnished “burger” (2 portabella caps and 1 slice halloumi cheese)

Ingredients

  • 40 (4-inch) portabella mushrooms, stems trimmed (about 10 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 4 bell peppers, sliced into strips
  • 20 (1/2 thick) slices haloumi cheese (about 2 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 cups micro herbs to garnish

Directions

1.  Heat oven to 350°F.  Arrange portabella mushroom caps on sheet pans.  Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil, turning to coat.  Turn gill side down and bake 15 minutes or until just cooked through.

2.  Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet.  Sautee onions until tender and beginning to brown.  Add peppers and continue to cook until tender.  Keep warm.

3.  Heat another nonstick skillet or flat top grill with remaining olive oil.  Working in batches as needed, arrange haloumi in a single layer in hot oil.  Cook for 4 to 6 turning once or until well browned on both sides.

4.  Arrange one layer of mushrooms in hotel pans or rimmed sheet, gill side up.  Top each with some of the onion and pepper mixture, then top each with a slice of haloumi.  Immediately before serving, top each burger with micro greens and the remaining mushrooms, gill side down.

Tip:  Serve with your favorite potato wedges, chips or fries.

Nutrition Facts:

Per 1 serving: Calories: 260; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 75 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Protein: 9 g

Family portion

Five Spice Mushrooms with Udon Noodles

This quick and easy vegetarian meal is packed with a satisfying flavor combination of meaty mushrooms, spices and chewy noodles.

Yields: 4

Serving size: 1 cup pasta with 1 cup vegetables

Ingredients

1 8 oz. package white or crimini mushrooms, sliced
½ lb. fresh asparagus, cut into 1” pieces
1 8 oz. package dried udon noodles
5 cups of water
2 T cooking oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
½ t five-spice powder
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup tamari or soy sauce
¼ cup honey
½ tsp cayenne pepper
¾ tsp five spice powder

Directions

Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.  Cook the udon noodles according to package instructions, drain and set aside (you might want to drizzle a small amount of oil on the noodles to prevent them from sticking).

While the noodles are cooking, bring the 5 cups of water to a rolling boil and add the asparagus.  Blanche them for no more than 45 seconds, then remove with a slotted spoon and set aside in a small bowl.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.  Add the garlic and cook until golden brown and fragrant.  Next add the mushrooms, five-spice powder and salt, and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.  Add the blanched asparagus and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Finally, add the noodles & prepared sauce to the vegetables and mix well.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 470; Total Fat: 25g; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1610mg; Total Carbohydrate: 57g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 10g

Portabella and Halloumi “Burgers”

In this vegetarian burger is a play on the whole sandwich with giant portabella mushroom caps as buns and a slice of grilled halloumi cheese takes the place of the burger.

Yield: 2 burgers

Serving size: 1 garnished “burger” (2 portabella caps and 1 slice halloumi cheese)

Ingredients

4 portabella mushroom caps with stems removed
3 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 thin slices halloumi
2 thick slices tomato
Sea salt and pepper
1 handful basil leaves

Directions

Heat grill to medium-high heat (about 450 degrees).  Wash mushroom caps and dry.  In a shallow bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar and olive oil.  Place mushrooms gill side down in the mixture.

When the grill is hot, grill the mushrooms on the gill side first for about 5 minutes or until they start to sweat.  Flip and grill 2-3 minutes more.  Add halloumi to the grill and grill 2 minutes on each side over relatively high heat until grill marks form on the cheese and it becomes soft and pliable.  Sprinkle salt and pepper onto the tomato to taste.

Assemble the “burger” with the mushroom as the bun, the halloumi cheese as the burger, the lightly salted tomato and fresh basil leaves.  Wrap and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts:

Per 1 serving: Calories: 260; Total Fat: 20 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 75 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Protein: 9 g

Foodservice portion

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Stuffed Mushrooms

These vegetarian stuffed mushrooms come together in a snap, arranged on skewers ready for grilling. They can stand in for a main dish, side, or even a pre-party nibble. 

Yield: 8 servings (24 stuffed mushrooms)

Serving: 3 stuffed mushrooms

Ingredients

1 pound button or baby portabella mushrooms
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 small avocado
1/8 cup chopped jalapeno
Lemon juice
Panko bread crumbs

Directions

If grilling, prepare wooden skewers by soaking in a dish of water as you assemble the mushrooms. This will prevent the wood from scorching on the fire.

Gently dust any dirt off your mushrooms with a clean cloth or a mushroom brush. Remove stem by slightly twisting. Discard stems or save for another recipe.

Halve avocado, remove pit, and mash in a bowl. Add cream cheese, jalapeno, and a dash of lemon juice, and stir until well blended. Pour panko into a bowl or rimmed plate.

Fill mushroom tops with the avocado mixture and level off. Dip each mushroom in the panko and continue with the rest of the mushrooms.

Once all are assembled, carefully slide the mushrooms onto the skewers. If baking in the oven, arrange in a casserole dish.

Grill for 10-15 minutes or bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 140; Total Fat: 9 g; Saturated Fat: 3.5 g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 65 mg; Carbohydrate: 13 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Protein: 4 g

Portabella Mushrooms filled with Goat Cheese

Stuff portabella mushrooms with creamy goat cheese and fragrant herbs for a savory appetizer.

Yield: 2 servings

Serving size: 1 stuffed portabella cap

Ingredients

2 portabella mushrooms – stems removed
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
pepper
2 cloves garlic – minced
firm goat cheese – 2 slices or enough to cover mushroom caps
1/4 cup Parmigano Reggiano – grated
flat leaf Italian parsley – roughly chopped

Directions

Preheat broiler to HIGH. Place mushrooms onto a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle oil olive on both sides {using more if necessary}. Place portabellas gill side down. Broil for approximately 8-10 minutes.

CAREFULLY flip portabellas over onto baking sheet. Season with pepper. Add garlic and top with goat cheese slices and Parmigiano. Season with pepper. Return to oven for approximately 5 minutes OR until cheese is bubbly and golden.

Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 300; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 260mg; Protein: 14g; Carbohydrates: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g

Foodservice portion

Farfalle with Walnut-Tarragon Pesto, Crimini Mushrooms and Peas

Meaty crimini mushrooms and sweet petite peas are the perfect complement to the decadent walnut-tarragon pesto in this hearty vegetarian pasta dish.

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1 cup pasta and 1 cup of vegetables

Ingredients

16 oz package farfalle (bow-tie shaped) pasta
16 oz crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 cup frozen petite spring peas, thawed
1 cup raw walnuts, lightly toasted in a dry skillet
2 cups loosely packed parsley (some stems are fine)
1/2 cup fresh parmeggiano-reggiano cheese chunks
1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
1 TB fresh thyme leaves
1 peeled garlic clove
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 TB lemon juice
Sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Cook farfalle according to package instructions.  Be sure to liberally salt the water. Drain and reserve a cup of pasta water.

In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat until golden brown. Add a couple of pinches of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper when they are near done. Turn off heat, add the cooked farfalle and set aside.

Make the pesto by first adding the garlic clove and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Pulse until crumbly, then add the walnuts. Pulse again to smaller crumbles, making sure garlic is well incorporated. Then add parsley, tarragon, and thyme. Blend until herbs are finely minced in with the cheese and walnuts. Add the lemon juice, and with the processor running, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Check the seasonings and add some pepper and a pinch or two of salt to taste.

Add the pesto, 1/4 cup at a time, and the thawed peas to the skillet. Toss, and add a little bit of pasta water to thin the pesto.  Add more pesto as desired, toss again, and thin with pasta water as necessary.  Serve with a wedge of Parmesan cheese to grate fresh over the top.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 510; Total Fat: 30g; Saturated Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 100mg; Total Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 14g

Campfire Mushrooms

A medley of sautéed crimini and portabella mushrooms make this a versatile side that can go with just about everything from grilled meat to eggs for breakfast.

Yield: 4 servings

1 Serving: 1 cup prepared mushrooms

Ingredients

1 pound brown crimini mushrooms, cleaned and cut into thirds
¼ pound portabella mushroom, cleaned and cut into thick slices
¼ pound morels, cut the very end off;  leave whole
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 small shallots, thinly sliced
1 spring fresh rosemary
½ lemon juiced
drizzle of red wine or beef stock (about ¼ cup)

Directions

Start your campfire using wood;  the smoky flavor will add depth to your mushroom dish.  Once the coals are ready put a cooking grate over the top of the fire, set a large frying pan on top;  add the olive oil and butter.  Heat until melted.

Add the shallots, stir, and cook for a minute.  Add the garlic and rosemary, stir. Add the brown crimini mushrooms, stir, and cook for about 3 – 5 minutes, until slightly soft.  Cooking time will depend on how hot the fire is.  Add the portabella mushroom, stir, and cook for another 3 – 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, stir and cook for a minute.  Add the wine and cook down for about 5 minutes.  Stir in the morels, and lightly heat for 3 minutes.

Serve over grilled steaks.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 200; Total Fat: 16 g; Saturated Fat: 7 g; Cholesterol: 25 mg; Sodium: 20 mg; Carbohydrate: 9 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Protein: 5 g

Mushroom Sliders

These portabella sliders pack a hearty texture and meaty flavor that would give any burger a run for its money.

Yields: 4

Ingredients

2 large portabella mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon olive oil
8 small slider rolls, split and toasted
8 tomato slices
8 red onion slices
Optional: garlic and assorted herbs

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine mushrooms and oil/balsamic vinegar to taste. Close bag and gently toss until evenly coated. Marinate 30 to 60 minutes. Remove mushrooms to a plate and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat then coat with cooking spray.

Place mushrooms on grill pan and cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until mushrooms are heated through.

Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Cut each mushroom into quarters.

If desired, sprinkle garlic and herbs on mushrooms. Top with mushrooms, tomato, onion and condiments of choice. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 300; Total Fat: 6 g; Saturated Fat: 1.5 g; Cholesterol: 5 mg; Sodium: 620 mg; Carbohydrate: 51 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Protein: 10 g

Portabella Tostada with Avocado Crema and Tomato Salsa

Tasty grilled portabella tostadas are topped with fresh salsa and creamy avocado for a light and luscious Mexican meal.

Yields: 4

Serving Size: 2 prepared tostadas

Ingredients

Crema

1 ripe Hass avocado, diced
½ cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Kosher salt

Salsa
1 cup finely chopped ripe tomato
¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
1 small jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Tostadas
4 large portabella mushrooms, stems and gills removed
1 large red onion, cut crosswise into ½-inch slices
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons prepared fajita seasoning
2 large bell peppers, 1 red and 1 yellow, each cut into 4 planks
8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

In a food processor blend the crema ingredients until smooth. Season with salt. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a medium bowl mix all of the salsa ingredients and season with salt. Set aside at room temperature.

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

Generously brush the mushroom caps and onion slices with oil and season evenly with the fajita seasoning.

Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the mushrooms, onion, and peppers over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until browned and tender, turning occasionally. The mushrooms will take 12 to 15 minutes, the onion will take 8 to 10 minutes, and the bell pepper will take 6 to 8 minutes. If necessary, to prevent the mushrooms from drying out, occasionally brush them with a bit more oil. Remove the vegetables from the grill and scrape off any blackened areas of the peppers. Cut the vegetables into thin strips.

Grill the tortillas on one side over direct medium heat, with the lid open, just until warm, 10 to 20 seconds. Turn them over, top each one with ¼ cup of the cheese, and grill just until the cheese melts. Remove from the grill and assemble the tostados with the grilled vegetables, salsa, and crema.

Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms with Mixed Vegetables

Get the grill going! Cook up chicken, mushrooms, vegetables and fresh herbs for a satisfying summer dish.

Yield: 4 portions

Serving Size: 4 oz. chicken with 2 cups vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, bone in and skin on (cut into two each breasts, thighs, drumsticks)
  • 1 lb White button mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus extra for brushing vegetables
  • 2/3 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh rosemary, divided
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 6 inch sprigs rosemary with woody stems
  • 2 lbs Assorted summer vegetables cut into 1-inch pieces (summer squash, onion wedges, bell peppers, tomatoes)

Directions

Preheat grill.

Place chicken and mushrooms in separate gallon-size plastic zipper bags. Whisk together olive oil, vegetable broth, rosemary and pepper and pour half of mixture in each bag. Seal bags and turn several times to coat food with rosemary oil. Bags may be prepared the night before and stored in refrigerator. If refrigerated, return chicken to room temperature before grilling.

Place chicken on grill skin side down and turn when skin turns deep brown. Grill chicken until crispy on outside and juices run clear when pierced with a fork, about 20 to 35 minutes. Remove and place on a platter; cover with foil and let rest for about 10 minutes.

While chicken cooks, thread mushrooms onto rosemary sprigs and other vegetables onto bamboo or metal skewers. Keep like vegetables together and brush them, excluding mushrooms, lightly with olive oil.

While chicken rests, grill vegetables. Start with firmer vegetables like mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, followed by softer ones like summer squash and tomatoes. Rotate once and grill until lightly charred and tender, about 10 minutes for firmer vegetables, 6 for softer vegetables.

Add vegetables to platter with chicken and serve.

Nutrition Facts: Calories: 300; Total Fat: 18g; Saturated Fat: 2.5g; Cholesterol: 45mg; Sodium: 660mg; Protein: 22g; Carbohydrates: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 4g