Laura Theodore’s stuffed portobello mushrooms are easy enough to make for a weeknight meal and special enough for a company meal. Easy to complete with a simple potato dish and a green salad.
Laura says: “One evening I was hosting a casual dinner for close friends. I wanted to impress, but being that it was a weeknight, I was really short on prep time. I came up with this marvelous, eight-ingredient mushroom recipe that tastes great and presents well, too!”
Recipe from Vegan For Everyone: 160 Family Friendly Recipes with a Delicious, Modern Twist by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020.
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Easy weeknight suppers, classic weekend menus and festive holiday family fare make VEGAN FOR EVERYONE the perfect book for anyone looking to “jazz up” mealtimes by adding easy-to-prepare and delicious, plant-based food into their weekly menu plans.
In addition to featuring over 100 new recipes, award-winning vegan chef Laura Theodore (PBS’s Jazzy Vegetarian) includes updates on 60 fan-favorite recipes from her first four books, making this new cookbook a complete and fun way to make family meals kinder, healthier and – most of all – tastier! Over 135 of the recipes include a gluten-free option, making VEGAN FOR EVERYONE sure to please . . . well . . . just about everyone!
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- 6 medium portobello mushrooms, stems removed and cleaned well
- 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more as needed
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari
- 5 to 6 slices vegan whole-grain or gluten-free bread, torn in several pieces
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning
- ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more as needed
- ¾ cup chopped pecans (see note)
- 2 cups firmly packed baby spinach, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400º F.
- Line a large, rimmed baking pan with unbleached parchment paper. Arrange the mushrooms on the lined pan, gill side up. Spoon ¼ teaspoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon tamari over the gills of each mushroom.
- Put the bread, all-purpose seasoning, and salt in a blender or food processor and process into coarse crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Put the pecans in a blender and process until coarsely ground. Transfer the pecans to the bowl with the bread crumbs.
- Add the baby spinach and 1 tablespoon olive oil and stir to combine, adding more olive oil if the crumbs are still dry.
- Divide the bread crumb mixture evenly among the portobello mushrooms, mounding about ½ cup of the mixture in each (using an ice-cream scoop works well). Press the mixture firmly in place so it will adhere to the mushrooms while baking.
- Tent the mushrooms with foil and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Remove the foil and bake uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the topping is crisp and the mushrooms are tender. Serve immediately.
You can use walnuts or sunflowers seeds in place of the pecans, if preferred.
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