And heartiness aside, portobellos
-- like all of their mushroom brethren -- are chock-full of nutrients.
, often referred to as the "vegetarian steak" for their beefy flavor, can be grilled, stuffed or baked.
She created a vegetarian Provencale feast with ratatouille (summer squash stew), rosemary and beaujolais grilled portobellos
, endive and walnut salad, and chocolate-dipped dried fruit, including dried raspberries and starfruit.
Imagine feasting on: Jalapeno Jerk Baby Back Bibs, Jake's Barbecued Veal Brisket, Baltimore Pit Beef, Grilled Salmon with Salsa Verde, Grill-Blackened Red Fish, Pinto Bean Quesadillas with Jalapeno Cheese, Grilled Asparagus with Portobellos
, Thelma's Dirty Rice, Smoke Roasted Apple Crisp, or Cinnamon Grilled Peaches.
, green and yellow zucchini and bell pepper halves.
Mushroom Melt Thickburger Pairs Portobellos
with the Classic Patty Melt
If you cannot find these mushrooms in your local market, try the dish with portobellos
(with the black gills trimmed off) or button mushrooms.
Everyone loves mushrooms, and portobellos
are top of the line.
Recommended items: Calamari fritti, grilled portobellos
on skewers, pizza con funghi, linguine mare, grilled rack of lamb, New York steak, creme brulee, chocolate gateau.
come layered with roasted peppers and artichoke as a compelling vegetarian entree ($12.
Other memorable moments at 2424 have been offered by raw Hama Hama oysters; an herbed feta cheese-stuffed eggplant recipe; sea scallops in a surprisingly effective tangerine and tomato coulis; portobellos
on a barley-quinoa-tomato bed; and a beef tenderloin and ankimo take on the classic tournedos Rossini dish, this with a rich cabernet sauce.
Picks: Shafer grills his portobellos
simply and serves them effectively with a roasted red wine and garlic sauce.