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Grilled Portobello Appetizer Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Doc Stohler
Added: Monday, January 12, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Jar French's Fat Free Beef Gravy,
2 T Stone Ground Mustard,
1 T Better than Bullion Beef Soup mix,
1 T Honey,
1 T Chopped Garlic,
1 t ground black pepper

Shredded Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese,
Shredded Fat Free Provolone Cheese

One large Portobello Mushroom Cap per person

Olive oil to coat.

Directions:
Directions:
Mix first 6 ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a low simmer. Salt and pepper to taste. You WANT the gravy a little stronger/saltier/more savory than you would normally serve on a table to blend with the mildness of a mushroom and cheeses in the finished product. Adjust the blend accordingly with the ingredients listed above.

Coat a LARGE portobello mushroom cap with olive oil and garlic salt. Grill stem side down until almost done. Then turn stem side up and fill cap with gravy. Top with a good thick layer of both cheeses. Finish grilling under a broiler until cheese is brown and bubbly. Plate and serve hot with a knife and fork.

By itself this recipe is great, but I tend to play with it, and this is one dish that can be done well over a dozen different ways. I've been known to add gorganzola, blue cheese or feta crumbles before covering the top with the shredded provolone and mozzarella combination. I like to finish with Parmesan cheese as well. I've also enjoyed filling the caps with chopped artichoke hearts before topping with gravy and cheese....YUM!!!

I suspect that one jar of French's gravy could be used in this manner to top at least 10 mushrooms, but be sure to have plenty of cheese on hand to finish that many.

The gravy mix is easily prepared ahead to entertain and I have no problem storing the leftover gravy and using it again another day for the same appetizer if I've only made a small batch.

Notice that I've specified Fat Free products. The mushroom is negligible. There's 1 T of honey in the whole pan of gravy and you're probaply going to use less than 1/4 cup of gravy per mushroom. The rest of the items are as low fat/low cal as the components you use and could be placed in almost any healthy diet depending on the cheeses and toppings you ad. Low Fat Feta Crumbles melt well and add lots of flavor if you try that addition, but if you plan on adding a lot of cheese, consider making the gravy itself stronger and saltier to offset and blend with the other flavors. Otherwise the whole thing ends up too mild for my tastes. This is easy to do, and can be very impressive, but with all the options and variations, consider experimenting with your combinations BEFORE trying it out on your company. *grin*

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10?
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 min.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There used to be a restaurant in Atlanta Indiana named "Fletch's" that served something like this and I loved it. "Fletcher" is out of business and this is my best guess as to his recipe. He used to charge $10 for one of these mushrooms but each one was as large as a dinner plate and if you ate a whole one you might skip the entree.

 

 

 

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