Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday: Portobello Mushroom Steaks with Blue Cheese Spread and Green Beans

I love the meaty texture of portobello mushrooms. I've tried it both with goat cheese and blue cheese. They were both delicious. Grabbed this recipe from a Rachel Ray magazine. It was very simple to make and not much fuss about it. Try it out!

Portobello Mushroom Burgers Recipe
Serves: 4 Prep: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes 

 4 Potato rolls, or your favorite bread for burgers
8 large portobello mushroom caps, stems chopped off and discarded
1/2 red onion, cut into slices
2 TB olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
6 oz blue cheese

1. Preheat BBQ to medium-high. Grill rolls until lightly toasted.
2. Brush mushroom caps and red onion with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place on grill, cover and cook for 8 minutes. Transfer onion to a plate. Divide blue cheese among mushroom caps, stem side up, and top with remaining mushrooms, stem side down (like a sandwich). Cover and grill until cheese melts about 1 minute. Place mushrooms on roll bottom. Add onion and roll top. Serve with green beans. 

Blue-Cheese Green Beans Recipe
Serves: 4 Prep: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 5-8 minutes  

1 LB Green Beans, stemmed and snapped in half
2 oz or more of blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup fat-free yogurt 

1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add beans and cook for 5-8 minutes. They don't want to bee too soft and still have a crunchier texture to them. Drain water. In a small bowl
2.In a small bowl, mix together yogurt and blue cheese. Drizzle over warm beans and serve with Portobello steaks. 


Plan and Prep Ahead 

Here are some helpful techniques to make life a little easier once dinner time hits. These tips will especially help those that work full-time and don't have a lot of time to prepare dinner. 

~Mix ingredients for blue cheese dressing ahead of time and store in fridge until time of use. 
~Slice zucchini ahead of time, and cover in fridge until ready to use.

Who likes to CHANGE IT UP? 

~Try goat cheese chevre or feta instead of blue cheese.
~Instead of green beans try soy beans.


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