Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tex-Mex Stuffed Portabellos

I found out yesterday that I passed my certification exam! Hurray! I'm sure there are more stressful certification exams but the oral situational exam was definitely tough for this one. But it's over. I'm so happy!! :)

The green in the green onion looks too bright and kind of out of place, but it definitely adds to the deliciousness. (The green onion, not the green.)

I'm sharing this recipe with you not because I thought it was the most amazing food ever, but because I love the idea and think with some tweaks it would be really yummy. Mostly I would just increase the level of spices (coriander, cumin and paprika). I love the combination of onions, bell peppers, toamto, cheese, mushrooms, and green onions.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Swiss Rarebit
Red and White Tortellini
Black Bean and Zucchini Chilaquiles
Southwest Brunch Bake

Tex-Mex Stuffed Portabellos
Adapted from The Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health

Serves 4

1 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp chipotle powder
1 yellow and 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped (2 to 2 1/2 cups)
1 tsp ground coriander (I would use 2 tsp next time)
1 tsp ground cumin (I would use 2 tsp next time)
1/2 tsp paprika (I would use 1 tsp next time)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 fresh roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced (about 1 cup)
6 oz monterey jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
4 large portabello mushrooms (4 to 5 inches in diameter)
minced green onions

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a skillet on medium-high heat, cook the onions and garlic in the olive oil for a couple of minutes. Add the chipotle powder and bell peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add the coriander, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the peppers are tender but still firm. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cilantro and tomatoes and two-thirds of the cheese.

3. Break off the stems of the portabellos and save them for another use or discard. Rinse the caps (gently so they don't break), and place smooth side down in a lightly oiled baking dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Mound each mushroom with about a cup of the filling. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Cover the baking dish with foil folded lengthwise to form a little tent so that the foil won't stick to the cheese.

4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the cheese browns, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve topped with green onions.


janet @ the taste space said...

Mexican-style portobellos! Love it, Ashley! Btw, another huge congratulations on passing your exams. :)

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco said...

MMM. I want these now. Whenever I buy portabllelos I don't know what to do with them, so I usually just throw them in something or *shudder* they go to waste. Now I know what to do! Thanks. ;)

Eileen said...

Congrats on passing exams! Oral ones are always the worst, aren't they? & that mushroom looks really great! Maybe that's what I should make once US thanksgiving is over...

Joanne said...

Congrats love! I knew you could do it!

I love the idea of Tex Mex-stuffed mushrooms also...with a little more spice these could def be magical.

Misty said...

Congratulationson the exam! And the mushroom looks tasty too.

Johanna GGG said...

sounds amazing to me - congratulations on your exame and remember, you can never have too much green in a dish :-)

Kara said...

This looks delicious! I love vegetarian ideas and dishes. I'm a fellow blogger (365daysand100pounds.blogspot.com) and your blog is great--I'm adding it to my links page. My readers will love you!

Many of your recipes will work fabulously in my journey to lose 100 pounds in 365 days (227 days in and almost 60 pounds down). I'll source and link your blog when I use your ideas and recipes. I can't wait to try this one!

mjskit said...

Congratulation on passing your certification exam! I love this recipe and all those southwestern spices make it right up my ally. A friend just gave me 3 beautiful eggplant. I think I might try this with eggplant.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm these are the most flavorful portabello mushrooms I've ever seen!

Online Foods Menus said...

Your recipe looks absolutely savory. Amazing.

Kevin said...

These stuffed mushrooms sound so good!