Happened on to this at a local Pub/Restaurant. It's a Palate Pleaser with Plenty of Pizazz!
serves1 or 2
prep time15 Min
cook time5 Min
Ingredients For portabella mushroom delight
Large Portabell Mushroom
Tomato Sauce or Paste your choice
Italian Seasoning dry or to taste
2 to 4 oz
Assorted Sliced or Shredded Cheeses, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Guyere. or Cheese of choice
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
How To Make portabella mushroom delight
To 1/4 cup tomato sauce or paste add the 1/4 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning to small bowl and nuke covered for 1 minute. It will spatter.
Trim bottom of large Portabella Mushroom and place on microwave proofed dish, top side up.
Slice Cheese and place on top of Mushroom. Or use combination of sliced and shredded cheese. Sprinkle with a generous dash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Use ample Cheese. Pile it on.
Microwave on High 5 minutes. or until cheese is nicely melted. Do not pre-heat or pre-cook mushroom or cheese will all run off. Know from experience.
Pour the Tomato Sauce around bed of Mushroom. Serve and enjoy. Again sprinkle with a dash of EVOO. If you need Salt sprinkle a little.
Great as a first course or appetizer or side. You might have to make another. I am a Blue Cheese lover and my next attempt will be with some Blue Cheese.
Note: I heat the sauce separately because the edges will dry out and spatter if attempted in one operation, and the dish is not as pleasing to the eye. If prepared in the oven you could place the mushroom on the pool of sauce. Provolone and Fontina Cheese are also a couple of my favorites with this dish, and both are naturally salty. Note: All my cheese choices are "White". I'll post a picture soon.
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