'bello of the ball (sallye)

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By sallye bates
from Austin, TX

A vegetarian mushroom recipe that can be used as an appetizer, an entree, a side dish or a sandwich patty. PS It tastes good, too.

serves 2-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 'bello of the ball (sallye)

  • 4 lg
    portobello mushrooms
  • 4 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 clove
  • 3 Tbsp
    fresh basil
  • 2 tsp
    herbs de provence (link in comments below)
  • 2 md
    slicing tomatoes, ripe but firm
  • 4 slice
    mozzarella or swiss cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 md
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh basil or parsley
  • 1/2 c
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 c
    olive oil

How To Make 'bello of the ball (sallye)

  • 1
    BALSAMIC SHALLOT MARINADE PREPARATION: Finely mince shallots and basil (or parsley) Whisk vinegar and olive oil together until melded Add salt and pepper Add minced shallots and basil Continue whisking until ingredients are well blended Set aside
  • 2
    MUSHROOM PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 400º F Preheat grill or large heavy (cast iron is best) skillet to medium high heat Line baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside Finely mince peeled garlic cloves and basil Transfer to shallow mixing bowl Add olive oil, herbs de provence, salt and pepper to bowl and whisk until well blended Set aside
  • 3
    Stem the mushrooms and wipe mushroom caps clean with peper towel Brush oil/herb mixture generously over both sides of mushroom caps Grill the mushrooms for 6-8 minutes per side Remove from heat and place on lined baking sheet
  • 4
    Slice tomatoes into 1/4" thick slices Place 2 or 3 slices of tomato on each mushroom Cover tomatoes with a slice of cheese Place baking sheet in preheated oven and cook until cheese is melted and bubbly
  • 5
    Remove to serving plates and drizzle marinade over each entire mushroom (be generous) Best served immediately while still hot
  • 6
    These can also be served on toasted buns as "hamburgers" for vegetarian diners Just garnish them like regular burgers.