They are also high in riboflavin, a B-vitamin that promotes healthy skin and good vision, niacin, that ensures that the digestive and nervous systems function as they should; pantothenic acid, involved in the production of hormones; potassium (one medium-sized portabella
contains more that a banana); selenium, an essential mineral that plays an important role in the immune system, the thyroid system, the male reproductive system and cancer prevention; and copper, which has a role in making the red blood cells that deliver oxygen to all the cells in the body.
I think that for the last several years with the convenience in packaging there has been an upswing on the pre-washed and sliced white and portabellas
," says Caldwell.
PEDAL PUSHER: Matt's Tofu Scrambler (tofu, potatoes, bell peppers, portabella
mushrooms, spinach, onion, and thyme; $10) or the everpopular Sam's Burger ($9.
You may have seen portabellas
in the supermarket, whole or sliced and packaged.
mushrooms in the soy/veggie burger section resulted in a 47 percent lift in sales at six test supermarkets in a large, traditional grocery chain in Atlanta.
For firm mushrooms such as portabellas
, wipe dirt off with a damp cloth or place in a colander, rinse thoroughly under cool running water, and pat dry with towels.
The new Vegan menu was created in collaboration with the chefs of famed vegan restaurant, Vedge, and features tasty dishes including: Vegan Pickled Sampler: Olives and Dried Chilies, Peel-and-Eat Lupini Beans, Pickled Radishes and Mustard Seeds; Grilled Vegetable Board: Grilled Broccolini, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Roasted Tri Colored Cauliflower, Chilled Golden Beet Board: Roasted Golden Beets with Avocado, Cucumber and Smoked Tofu Sauce, garnished with Caper Berries and Bagel Chips, Portabella
Carpaccio : Grilled Portabellas
, with Pickled Red Cabbage and Rye Bread Toast Points and a Vegan Chocolate Chips Cookies.
Cook, turning once, until beef and lamb are done to your liking, 10 to 12 minutes total for rare (still pink in the center; cut to test); pork and chicken are no longer pink in center of thickest part (cut to test), 10 to 12 minutes for pork, 6 to 8 minutes for chicken; fish is barely opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 8 to 10 minutes; sausages are sizzling, 7 to 9 minutes; and portabellas
are flexible, 6 to 8 minutes (place gill side down first, then turn when juices start to drip).
continue to be the darling of specialty mushrooms.
NOTES: If you can't find portabella
mushroom caps, buy whole portabellas
and trim off stems to save for other uses.
Food, the king of quick and easy, whipped up a simple grilling recipe for Mushroom Sliders featuring meaty portabellas
Truth is, portabellas
are nothing more than common brown (crimini) mushrooms that have been allowed to reach adulthood and picked when their caps are 4 to 5 inches wide.