Monday, 28 May 2012

Giant Stuffed Mushrooms


  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for liberal drizzling, plus 1/4 cup
  • 5 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves, a couple of sprigs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup diced, stale chewy bread
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery from the heart with green tops, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • Couple handfuls flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Small chunk Parmigiano-Reggiano, to shave on salad


Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat.
Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil over 4 mushrooms and season with rosemary and salt and pepper. Grill 5 minutes on each side then remove from grill.
While the portobellos cook, cut the remaining portobello into 4 thick slices then thinly slice each piece across. Mix the shaved fresh mushrooms with bread, tomatoes, celery, onion and parsley and dress the salad with the juice of 1 lemon and about 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil. Toss and season the salad with salt and pepper, to taste.
Top grilled mushrooms with mounds of the salad and shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano.