Portobello mushrooms stuffed with creamy garlic spinach, then topped with grated parmesan - the perfect summer lunch!
- 10 medium / 5 large portobello mushrooms (approx 350-400g)*
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 teaspoons garlic puree (or crushed garlic)
- 200g baby spinach leaves
- 3-4 tablespoons sour cream (or could use softened cream cheese)
- 4-5 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- Remove the stems from the mushrooms (I just gently slide a knife around the base of the stem and it usually pops off quite easily) and wipe any dirt off with a paper towel.
- Melt one tablespoon of the butter, and brush over the mushrooms, inside and out. Set aside.
- Finely chop the mushrooms stems. In a large pan or skillet, heat the remaining butter, add the chopped mushroom stems and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic puree, stir and cook for another couple of minutes.
- Add the spinach to the pan (it looks a huge amount, but will wilt down really quickly, just add it a handful at a time!) Stir to coat the spinach in the garlicky butter.
- Once the spinach is wilted and reduced in size, remove from the heat, stir in the sour cream and then set aside.
- Preheat your griddle pan over a medium/high heat. Spoon the spinach mixture into the centre of the mushrooms, sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan and place them on the preheated griddle. Allow to cook for 10-12 minutes - the mushrooms will be done when they are juicy, firm but tender and a glossy, dark brown colour.
- To make sure your cheese is extra golden brown and bubbly, place the pan under a hot grill for the last two minutes of cooking time.
- Let them rest for a couple of minutes, then serve warm, with lots of crusty bread!