Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blue Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Burgers

There is fungus among us. And mold. But oh, they taste so good together. Top these beauties with a few raw sulfery onion rings and you might find yourself peacefully alone without any demanding children in your breathy presence. Then at last, you can finally take that long bubble bath and read that book you’ve been meaning to get to for two years.

I made these two days in a row. I feel so much more peaceful now.

2 Portobello mushroom caps per burger
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Blue Cheese (Stilton is my favorite)
Hamburger buns
Sliced onions

1. Fill a large bowl with water. Gently remove the mushroom stems and scrape out the gills with a teaspoon. (The kind you eat with). Place the mushrooms in the water and soak for about 30 minutes.

2. Heat the grill to medium heat. Remove the mushrooms from the water brush them well with olive oil. Season the mushrooms with salt and pepper.

3. Place the mushrooms gill side down on the grill and baste with olive oil occasionally so they don’t dry out. Flip once. Cook until they look tender then fill half of them with a good size mound of blue cheese. Sandwich together with another mushroom, underside side down. Cook just until about half the cheese is melted. Then remove to a plate to rest.

4. Toast the buns briefly on the grill. Then slather on a little mayonnaise, top with mushrooms, and a few onion slices.

Warning: Be careful biting into these feisty things. Squirting molten blue cheese is hot! We found that out the hard way.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


Michelle said...

YUMMMMMMY!!! I love portobello mushrooms and with blue cheese too?? Get outta here!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

I must be one of the only people in the world who doesn't like bleu cheese. However, I can't say the same about your photography! :)

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

A must have very soon!

La Table De Nana said...

I am a big fan of portobellos:)

DeeDee said...

wow ..this looks so yummy...I do need to try these...thanks

Coleens Recipes said...

I've never tasted blue cheese before. This looks like a wonderful opportunity to try it.

Carrie said...

I would make these right now if I could....if only it wasn't 9:00 in the morning. I love portabellas, and I'm really getting into bleu cheese right now, too. These sound amazing.

Fiesta Saurus Rex said...

I don't think you should tease me like this...

Spryte said...

That sounds DELICIOUS!

Unknown said...

looks so DELICIOUS! I am trying these tonight!

Chef Fresco said...

Blue cheese and portobellos are two of my favorite things. Yum!

Jamie said...

Oh my! You make it sound so sinfully decadent and sexy, but boy oh boy so delicious! Yum! What a flavor combo! Scrumptious!

Susan Powers said...

Just found your blog...love your photography and words. It is always fun to meet another food writer that loves to shoot!


The Cooking Photographer said...

It's nice to meet you Susan. I'm more of a photographer who attempts to write. But I try and it's fun.


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