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In this recipe I have used big brown Portobello Mushrooms, which are pretty tasty. I particularly like the texture and the earthy taste that it offers. I’ve paired this with some simple cheese sauce and hot & spicy veg. This Meat-Free Meal will definitely leave you drooling with delight 😉
This is how and what you will need…happy cooking 🙂
Preparation: 10 – 15 mins Baking time: 20 – 30 mins Cooking Time: 30 mins Serves: 3
6 Large braai mushrooms (400g) (Portobello’s)
6 knobs of butter
1 ½ Tbsp (19.5ml) crushed garlic
Salt to season
3 Tbsp (45ml) Olive oil
½ cup (125ml) finely chopped onion
2-3 finely chopped green chillies
½ Cup (125ml) cubed butternut
½ Cup (125ml) cubed green peppers
2 fresh sweetcorn sliced of the cob
1-2 Tbsp (15-30ml) mixed masala
1 knob butter
2 Tbsp (30ml) plain flour
1 cup (250ml) fresh milk
½ cup (125ml) grated cheddar cheese (V) (add more if you like)
Salt & pepper to season
Speciality lettuce & mini Italian tomatoes to serve
Let’s cook 😊
Preheat the oven at 1800 C
Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth removing the all the grit.
Gently remove the stems, place the mushroom on an oven tray.
Add one knob of butter and sprinkle some garlic on each mushroom – Season with salt and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked. (oven temperatures vary therefore adjust time accordingly) once cooked keep aside.
Meanwhile heat some oil in a pan on medium heat, toss in the onions – fry for a minute – add 1 tablespoon garlic & chillies then give it a good stir. Immediately toss in the butternut, green peppers and sweetcorn – sauté for 5-8 minutes. Season with salt,
Add the mixed masala and cook for a further 5-8 minutes until the butternut is soft but still firm. Once cooked remove from heat and keep aside.
To make the cheese sauce, melt a good knob of butter in a small pot on medium heat. Add the flour, used a whisk to mix and cook for a minute.
Slowly pour in the milk using the whisk to stir, this will ensure a lump free sauce. Cook until it thickens.
Add the grated cheese, season with salt & pepper – give it another good stir. When the cheese has melted remove from the heat.
Now to serve: Scatter some lettuce and tomatoes on a plate. Add the mushrooms. In the centre of the mushrooms, Spoon on a good dollop of cheese sauce, topped with a generous spoonful of masala fried veg.
To turn this into a complete meal serve them along with some spicy rice or breads of your choice.
Good to know tip😉 the cheese sauce can be replaced with cream cheese
For a vegan option: replace milk with soy or almond milk. Replace cheese with vegan cheese and omit butter and use oil.