Thursday, September 21, 2006

Portabellas Stuffed with Chunky Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese

I love tomatos, and I really love to make my own tomato sauces to pour on top of various dishes - pasta, of course, meatloaf, shrimp, chicken, beef, whatever. I usually just throw in what ever I feel like; no measuring or thinking about it too hard. I did write down the recipe for this one; it's somewhere in the house, I'm not sure quite where. I may write it out here when I find it, but the basics were:
canned tomatos
diced red onion
brown sugar
red wine
balsamic vinegar
chile flakes
We cleaned the portabellas, and baked them for about 10 minutes, gill side down. Then we turned them over, poured in the sauce and crumbled over top a really smooth and tangy goat cheese we were trying for the first time. We baked them for 20 minutes or so, then dug in.

Oh, what a dinner. These mushrooms are so meaty and stand up well to stuffing with a juicy drippy sauce and baking. This is by far my favorite portabella recipe we've made. We argued over the leftovers as we do sometimes, and when Scott won, I took some of the leftover sauce, a piece of goat cheese and a wedge of bread to work the next day. At lunch I warmed up the sauce, stirred in the cheese and dipped the bread in. Heaven in a bowl.


Lea said...

ooohh that looks so yummy =) I too am a big fan of portabellas.... I love tomatoes as well, but I dont use them near as often as I should, theyre so versatile!

Claire said...

Oh this looks so good. I've been thinking of doing a portabella dish recently and may have to try this one! Love it!

Paz said...


Paz ;-))

Annie said...

Those look so good! I made stuffed portabella's a few months back and used a fresh herb, tomato and rice filling. They are a great alternative to meat!

Freudian Slip said...

Boy oh boy does this sound delish! I love tomatos and goat cheese, I bet we'll be having this VERY soon.
Thanks :)