MARINATED STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS SERVED WITH CREAMY BEANS
4 to 8 large Portobello mushrooms, cleaned, stalks removed, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
5 tbsp (75 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus extra
¼ cup (60 ml) white wine
1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves only, minced
2 or 3 slices day-old sourdough bread, torn into pieces
1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
¾ cup (175 ml) diced, roasted red peppers
½ cup (125 ml) chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp (15 ml) capers in brine, drained, rinsed and chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp (30 ml) unsalted butter or coconut oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 x 19 oz (540 ml) can white kidney or navy beans, drained
½ cup (125 ml) vegetable stock
½ tsp (2 ml) finely grated lemon zest
2 tsp (10 ml) Dijon mustard
3 tbsp (45 ml) whipping cream
2 cups (500 ml) baby spinach
4 x 5 oz (140 g) salmon fillets, skin on (optional)
micro greens, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
- Place mushroom caps in a shallow baking dish large enough to accommodate in a single layer. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together 2 minced garlic cloves, 4 tbsp (60 ml) olive oil, wine and rosemary. Pour over mushrooms and set aside to marinate, turning occasionally, for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make mushroom stuffing. In a food processor, pulse bread until chopped into ¼-in (1 cm) pieces. You should have about ½ cup (125 ml) bread crumbs. Reserve any remaining for another use.
- In a large frying pan, warm remaining 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil over medium heat. Add leek and cook until softened and just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in roasted peppers and diced mushroom stalks and cook, stirring, until all liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove frying pan from heat and stir in parsley, capers, reserved ½ cup (125 ml) bread crumbs and 1 tbsp (15 ml) mushroom marinading liquid. Season stuffing to taste with salt and pepper.
- Spoon stuffing into mushrooms, gill-side up, in baking dish and bake in oven until warm and stuffing is lightly browned, about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until softened but not browned, about 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in drained beans and vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, before folding in lemon zest, mustard, whipping cream and spinach. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover with lid, then remove from heat and set aside.
- If using salmon, warm a large frying pan or grill pan over medium- high heat. Brush salmon fillets liberally with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Add salmon, skin-side down, and cook about 3 to 4 minutes. Flip over and finish cooking on other side, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- To serve, divide creamy beans among serving plates. Top with a stuffed mushroom and a piece of salmon, if using. Drizzle any remaining sauce from beans over salmon and around plate. Garnish with a sprinkle of micro greens and serve immediately.