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Portobello Pizzas

on August 26, 2014

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Last night I made an awesome bolognese sauce, but it’s awful hard to make a small amount. So for tonight’s meal I had this idea to use up some more of the sauce. I went to the farmers market and got some beautiful Portobello mushrooms along with a bunch of arugula. So here’s what I’m thinking.

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First I start by heating up the sauce on low heat so it doesn’t burn.  Then I heat up my indoor grill pan so it’s really hot. While this is going on I start cleaning  the 6 portobellos by removing the stem and gills from underneath. I brush the tops with a damp towel and get them ready for a spa rub, on both sides, of olive oil and black pepper. I don’t salt them yet because I want them to brown on the grill, not steam. After they get those beautiful grill marks and have caramelized, then I will sprinkle them with some Kosher salt. This whole thing takes, just a few minutes on each side to get this color and the grill marks.

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As the mushrooms and sauce are doing their thing. I slice up some fresh Mozzarella cheese along with grabbing a bunch of my cleaned and dried arugula leaves. I remove the mushrooms from the heat and get them ready for their cheese topping.

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Next I have my oven on broil to get the cheese nice and melted, and bubbling brown on the top.

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Now to spoon on some of that sauce. Listen, you could totally make this meat free with your own sauce, or even a good jar sauce from the store. I’m not being shy with the sauce either. Big spoonfuls please! Finally I top the sauce with that fresh peppery arugula and a sprinkling of Kosher salt. These pizzas are a lot lighter and healthier then having all that pizza dough. Don’t get me wrong I love pizza dough, but once and a while eating a bit healthier can’t be a bad thing.

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One response to “Portobello Pizzas

  1. Ron Urquhart says:

    Yea…that last recipe look super difficult. How cool we can use the leftovers for today’s dinner. You rock Linda. These pizza look scrumptious!

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