Friday, January 27, 2012

Mushroom Burgers

I am going to share something with you. After you read what I'm going to tell you, you may want to send your condolences and you can. It may make me feel a little better. You see I am not even 40 years old but my oldest daughter is 18 years old today. 18! 18! It is just shocking. How can this be? I remember being pregnant with her and unable to move so I tried to do a cart wheel. Don not try this stunt. It doesn't work. Your feet will not move off the ground. However, my daughter did decide to enter the world a couple of days later. Maybe it helped? I will never know. 
As I've shared before, my oldest daughter loves hamburgers. She could eat them everyday. The other day I was craving a mushroom burger. I occasionally go to this tavern and I order their mushroom burger. It is so good. So this is my creation of trying to duplicate their burger. It was similar but I liked the results a lot. 
 So I made two of them. One for me to eat. The other one to photograph. I have to try it before I photograph because if it isn't good why take the photo. Good logic, huh? After I took the photo, I went to my daughter's room and asked her if she wanted a mushroom burger because there was one on the counter. She went into the kitchen and then came to find me. She was not happy. "Where is the burger?" Misunderstanding her, I reply, "What do you mean? It is on the counter." "No, it is not. What happen to the hamburger?" I found this to be very funny and replied, "No dear, I asked you if you wanted a mushroom burger. I did not say mushroom hamburger." She then informed me that my mushroom burger is not a burger. She ate it any ways. She even grudgingly told me that she liked it a lot. I will continue to call this a mushroom burger especially since the tavern does.
Mushroom Burger

2 large portabella mushroom caps
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
2 strips of roasted red pepper
1/2 cup of fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 slices of Provolone cheese
2 hamburger buns ( I toasted mine)

  1. Remove the stems of the mushrooms and clean well.
  2. Mix the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Brush the caps with the oil mixture.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Spray the skillet with cooking spray and add the spinach leaves.
  6. Saute the leaves for about 3-5 minutes until they are welted. Set aside in a small dish.
  7. Add the roasted red peppers to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes.
  8. Set aside with the spinach.
  9. Mix the spinach and red peppers with the Parmesan cheese.
  10. Add the caps stem side down into the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip the cap and cook the other side for 5 minutes.
  11. Add the spinach leaves and red pepper cap to the middle of the portabella mushroom cap.
  12. Top the mushroom cap with a slice of Provolone cheese.
  13. Remove from the skillet and place on top of a plate to allow the juices to settle before placing on the bun (which I should have done).
Recipe from Sweet Morris.
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Happy Birthday Sweetie!

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