A vegetarian entrée favorite, this recipe can also be done successfully on a barbecue grill.
Ingredients for 4 Portions:
Portobella Mushroom Caps, approximately 4" in diameter
Chevre (Goat Cheese), crumbled
Roma Tomatoes, sliced 1/4"
Basil Leaves, Fresh
Sweet Onions, sliced fine
Garlic, Fresh Cloves, sliced fine
Light Brown Sugar
Wipe mushroom caps clean with a damp cloth, turn over and remove stem and inner "gills" with a small spoon used in a gentle, scraping motion.
Mix together balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, olive oil, chili powder and cumin and pour over mushroom caps coating well. Marinate caps for 4 to 6 hours.
After marinating 4 to 6 hours wipe caps clean of excess marinate. Place the caps former "gill" side up on a non-stick baking sheet and layer on top of caps, the onion, chevre cheese, tomato, basil leaves then more chevre.
Bake caps in a pre-heated 375 F oven for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the mushroom cap and its toppings are heated through.
If using a grill, place the caps directly on a medium heat grill and close the cover of the grill to add additional top heat. The length of actual time may vary depending on your grill.
Garnish with more basil if desired just before service.