Is it portobello or portabella? And what’s the origins of these ubiquitous and highly flavorful mushrooms? Actually, the terminology is merely a difference in branding (in other words, call them whatever you like). And portobellos are nothing more than grown-up cremini mushrooms (once a cremini gets to be bigger than 4 inches in diameter, it’s called a portobello). Now that we’re all clear, here are 8 ways to celebrate everybody’d favorite large-scale mushroom.
1. Portobello and Poblano Fajitas
2. Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms with Black Bean and Corn Succotash
Black bean and corn succotash accompanies barbecued portobello mushrooms in this healthy recipe adapted from Eating Well magazine. Get our Barbecued Portobello Mushrooms with Black Bean and Corn Succotash recipe.
3. Double-Decker Portobello Burger
Portobello mushrooms are considered the vegetarian stand-in for meat on a burger, even if all the two have in common is being brown, round, and grilled. In this cheesy, double-decker sandwich, a slathering of pesto and a crunchy ciabatta bun add extra flavor and texture, for a truly tasty veggie burger. Get our Double-Decker Portobello Burger recipe.
4. Portobellos Stuffed with French Onion Soup
While sliced onions caramelize on the stove, portobello mushrooms roast and bread cubes toast in the oven. Layer the onions, bread, and some Gruyère cheese in the roasted mushroom caps and broil until golden brown. Get our Portobellos Stuffed with French Onion Soup recipe.
5. Baked Eggs with Kale, Portobellos, and Feta
This stylish and substantial baked eggs dish from David Lebovitz is a fine anchor for a civilized brunch, with champagne (leave the mimosas for another occasion), an impeccably dressed farmers’ market salad, and buttery toasted levain. Get our Baked Eggs with Kale, Portobellos, and Feta recipe.
6. Grilled Portobello and Radicchio Salad
You’ve seen radicchio and mushrooms served together before. But throwing them on the grill and finishing everything with a sweet balsamic vinegar reduction livens up the bitter radicchio and earthy mushrooms. Get our Grilled Portobello and Radicchio Salad recipe.
7. Portobello Muffuletta
A traditional muffuletta (or muffaletta) sandwich is usually piled with capicola, salami, and mortadella, but arguably the most important ingredient is the olive salad. Packed with tons of briny olive salad, our vegetarian version of the sandwich is short on meat but not on flavor. Get our Portobello Muffuletta recipe.
8. Portobello Tacos
These flavorful vegetarian tacos are filled with savory mushrooms, spicy poblano peppers, and sweet onions. A variety of garnishes make this a fun hands-on meal. Super easy. Get our Portobello Tacos recipe.