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04-12-2005, 11:23 AM
I just bought one today so I can make Alissa's Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps. Well I've not only never bought this type of mushroom before but never even eaten one!
So do I just take the stem out and stuff it or do I clean the feathery underside out too?
Thank you for helping out a portabella newbie!
04-12-2005, 11:31 AM
There was a thread on mushrooms earlier. Different people do different things. I myself, do not scrape out the feathery dark gills. But do remove the stem. I wash the mushroom, and pat it dry with a paper towel. Then it is ready to do what you want with it.
04-12-2005, 12:08 PM
Thank you Tracy, I appreciate your post! That is what I'll do, can't wait to try it.
04-12-2005, 08:31 PM
I remove the stem, leave the gills intact (that's how they're served in restaurants, too) and wipe the surface with a damp paper towel. Mushrooms soak up water; that's why there are mushroom brushes. Even so, I feel that wiping off the grime with a damp paper towel isn't causing much if any water to saturate in.
Let us know how you like it. Ya know, portabellas (grilled, baked, or fried) are commonly used in place of meat in dishes -- especially burgers out here in So Cal.
Yummy, now you've made me hungry for some. I have some stuffing portabellas in the fridge. I think I'll marinated them tonight so I can toss them in my salad tomorrow for a filling mid-day meal!
04-14-2005, 05:40 PM
The Stuffed Portabella Mushroom Caps are wonderful! Those big mushrooms are very filling, as a cooked vegan for many years I am surprised I never used them grilled for a burger substitute.
Tonight I will try a recipe idea that rawpriestess posted from Paul Nisson. You put 1 T. of lemon juice on the mushroom, then almond butter, some tomato slices and avocado. Salt too if you use it, I can't add additional sodium to my food, it is a migraine trigger. This sounds really good too, very filling I'd think with the almond butter. I will post how it turned out!
04-17-2005, 05:46 PM
So, Cinnamon, did you try the portabellas that way? How were they? It sounds just a little strange to me with the almond butter, but I'm anxious to find out how it actually tastes before ruling it out.
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