My Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

“Of course I made many boo-boos. At first this broke my heart, but then I came to understand that learning how to fix one’s mistakes, or live with them, was an important part of becoming a cook.” – – Julia Child

I love food but that does not make me a great cook. I love testing new recipes but sometimes, I am just at a total loss. One boo-boo I made is buying the Italian sausage for this recipe. I knew there are different types of sausage but I didn’t know the recipe called for a fresh one. The only Italian sausage I found in the grocery is the pre-cooked sausage. As what the recipe suggests, (remove sausage from casing) I tried to remove the casing. Duh! Don’t judge. Even Julia Child made a lot of mistakes.

*I found the recipe below from google. I just crossed out the ingredients I did not use.



Recipe from Emeril Lagasse


6 Portobello mushrooms, stemmed (reserve 1 cup minced stems)
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
12 ounces hot Italian sausage
12 ounces sweet Italian sausage
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
2 teaspoons Essence, recipe follows
1 egg, lightly beaten
Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Using your hands, lightly rub each portobello mushroom with 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Cook the sausage in a medium skillet until browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery,and mushroom stems and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.

Transfer sausage-vegetable mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Add, 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of Parmesan, 1/4 cup of parsley, the Essence,and the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Pulse until mixture is finely chopped and comes together slightly, about 30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, add the egg, and stir until well combined.

Divide the filling among the mushroom caps, about 1/2 cup for each mushroom. Place the filled mushrooms on a baking sheet. Combine remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small mixing bowl. Divide the bread crumb mixture evenly among the tops of the mushrooms. Bake until golden brown on top and the mushrooms are tender, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Garnish with remaining tablespoon of parsley, drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and serve warm or at room temperature.


7 thoughts on “My Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  1. You must be a very good cook. Willing to try things out and cook with imagination. For sausages I always go to my butcher who is a Dutch Fellow, he has his own farm here on the Island and has great meat. Fresh Italian Sausage is easy to find here and comes in 3 variety of spicyness. I usually go for the medium. Do you take your own photos as well? Very nice.


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