Some foods are just cool to use. Portabella mushroom caps with their incredible size and distinct shape make them an excellent way to prepare truly inspiring food. Their earthy taste and nutritional content as well makes them the perfect vessel for a number of spices, herbs, and cheeses. Lets take a moment to cover why portabella mushroom caps are so good for you, and then review a few popular ways you can cook them at home.
Portabella Mushroom Caps
Portabella mushroom caps can be used like a piece of bread or even a roll, replacing otherwise less healthy alternatives. With a portabella mushroom cap, you get a very low amount of saturated fat and cholesterol. Instead, you get a good amount of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, Folate, zinc, manganese, and magnesium. In addition, a portabella mushroom cap is an excellent source of selenium, copper, potassium, pantothenic acid, niacin, riboflavin, and phosphorous.
In general, the portabella mushroom cap is perfect either diced or served whole as a compliment to other dishes. For example, portabella mushroom caps are often found in burgers, stuffed, or otherwise incorporated into dishes that require some complexity to make and pull off. With that in mind, we will focus instead on two ways to cook portabella mushroom caps where the mushrooms themselves are the stars.
On A Skillet
Cooking portabella mushroom caps on the skillet requires first placing a sizable amount of oil in the skillet and heating the oil up. While the oil heats, slice onions, garlic and green bell peppers. Add these to the oil and cook them for roughly 5 minutes. You are looking for the vegetables to become tender. Now, turn the heat to low and place the mushroom caps in the oil and vegetable mixture. Cook this for about 5 minutes per each side. This will cause the mushrooms to absorb the entire tasty flavor, making a simple and delicious meal.
In An Oven
Portabella mushroom caps are excellent at absorbing flavors and do not require long to cook. First, brush the mushroom caps with a light amount of oil. Place the mushrooms cap down on a tinfoil lined baking pan. On the open side, place whatever you want to cook with it. You can try for a portabella mushroom cap pizza, for spicy meats and herbs, or even other vegetables. Simple and straightforward, all you have to do after this is to stick it in the oven at 400, occasionally checking in to see when the materials on top have begun to brown.