Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos is really quite simple and offers busy
hosts a handy appetizer or side dish that can be served with ease and
elegance. In this stylish treatment, baby portobello caps are stuffed
with a creamy, rich tasting filling.
mushrooms are actually mature Cremini mushrooms that have been allowed
to ripen up to seven days longer. As a result, portabello mushrooms
develop much larger caps that average up to six inches in diameter.
Smaller baby portobello mushrooms have caps that average 2 1/2 inches
in diameter and are sometimes called stuffing portobellos.
Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos
Enlightened Artichoke Stuffed
Traditional Artichoke Stuffed
Ingredients of Note
Nutritional Yeast - Available in health food stores, these delicious flakes are very high in protein and B vitamins. Red Star and KAL Nutritional Yeast contain Vitamin B12.
Tofu Hero - (Formerly Tofu Helper) Spice packs that are made to be combined with a box of silken tofu to create a quick andtasty meal. Also used to flavor fillings and dips. Available in 4 varieties at health food stores and supermarkets, nationwide from Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.
**Leeks - Leeks have a thick, white cylindrical stalk and look very much like an enormous scallion. Leeks lend subtle flavor to the delectable filling. Because they can be very gritty, it is important to clean leeks thoroughly to avoid unpleasant residue. Trim the roots and ends, and without cutting all the way through, slit the leek along the side. Fan the layers open and rinse thoroughly under cold running water. Finally, soak the rinsed leeks in a large bowl of cold water, changing the water several times, until no grit appears in the bottom of the bowl.
Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs - In most cases, commercial bread crumbs contain hydrogenated oils a source of trans-fat which is detrimental to the heart. Wholesome bread crumbs are available at health food stores and some supermarkets.