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Mushroom Napoleon

Mushroom NapoleonRecipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 Portabella mushrooms, stems removed
1/4 cup light vinaigrette salad dressing
1 red onion, cut into 8 slices
4 tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
8 fresh basil leaves
1 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, removed from stem and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place Portabellas, onions and vinaigrette in a large zip top bag. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes Reserve marinade, if grilling.
  2. To Grill: Preheat grill. Once hot, grill Portabella gill side down for about 5 to 7 minutes, turn over and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes or until juices begin to accumulate in the cap. Simultaneously, wrap the onions in foil and grill. Remove the onions when the Portabellas are done.
  3. Drain and reserve excess juices from the mushrooms and onions. Plate the Portabella cap gill side up. Layer slices of onion, tomato and basil leaves on top of the Portabella cap. Sprinkle each stack with 1/4 of the goat cheese and fresh herbs; drizzle with reserved marinade and serve warm.
  4. To Microwave: Place the mushrooms (gill side up) and the onions on a large, microwaveable plate. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes Let rest 30 seconds, then carefully remove plate and uncover. Drain excess juices and reserve.
  5. Plate the Portabella cap gill side up. Layer slices of onion, tomato and a basil leaf on the Portabella and microwave for 45 seconds. Sprinkle each stack with 1/4 of the goat cheese and fresh herbs, drizzle with reserved juices and serve warm.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 210; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Total Carbs: 19g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 11g; Sodium: 290mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Mushroom Council.