Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Meatless Monday- Balsamic Portbello & Radicchio

So staying on the "even healthier than before" kick, I decided to switch red meat/steak in a favorite recipe of ours for portobello mushrooms & make a few adjustments. They are a great alternative as the main ingredient because the "meatiness" of the portobello is substantial.

Very purple-ly!
Balsamic Portbello & Radicchio

  • 2 TBSp Canola Oil
  • 4 Portobello Mushroom Caps, sliced
  • 1/2 Radicchio head, shredded
  • 1 TBSp Sugar
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Stock

Heat 1 TBSp canola oil on medium-high heat. Add the sliced portobello to the saute pan. Cook until the mushrooms are darker and cooked down (smaller), continuously mixing. Add the shredded radicchio & stir together with the mushrooms. Keep mixing & sauteing until the radicchio is wilted. Add the sugar & basil & stir/saute for another minute. Add in the balsamic vinegar & allow it to cook down (become half it's amount & thicker). Then carefully add the vegetable stock & simmer for 5 more minutes. 

I served the portobello & radicchio with roasted broccoli to add some green to our meal. This is a great way for vegetarians or anyone who would like to cut some meat out of their diet to be satisfied for dinner. Enjoy!

*Lishie tip- Do not wash mushrooms- just dampen a paper towel & wipe any dirt off of the cap. Shrooms soak up water (& flavor) like a sponge!

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