The Lazy Gourmet: Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches

The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy by Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin was written strictly for “anyone who dreams of dazzling guests with fabulous home-cooked fare.”

If you are one who dreams of easy-to-prepare dishes, then look no further. The Lazy Gourmet offers a variety of the most appealing recipes from dishes like Prawns in Romesco Sauce, Lazy Cheese Souffles and Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnut Tarts.

You won’t just dazzle, you’ll shine!

Though, despite all the fabulous pages that Robin and Juliana have compiled, I was only allowed to make one. I chose, their juicy and delicious Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches with a variation of my own.

Thank you for the opportunity to review your cookbook!

Portobello Mushroom Sandwiches
Adapted from The Lazy Gourmet

6 sandwich-size Portobello Mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
Olive Oil – for drizzling
Dashes of fresh ground pepper
Dashes of Sea Salt
1 15 ½ can of butter beans – drained
2 cloves of garlic
Roasted red Jalapeño peppers – (store bought)
Shredded lettuce
Fresh basil leaves
Slices of provolone
Slices of prosciutto di parma
Your favorite sandwich bread

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

In a baking pan place the mushroom caps. Season the mushrooms with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and place in oven for 15-20 minutes.

Drain the beans and place in a food processor along with 2 cloves of garlic and dashes of sea salt, fresh ground black pepper and a few drizzles of olive oil. Give a few good chops, but not too smooth.

Heat a griddle or large frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Place the fresh basil on the griddle. Let the basil get a little crispy and remove it. Place the proscuitti di parma the griddle for a minute and remove it.

Build your sandwich by spreading the bean spread on each side of the bread, then the peppers, lettuce, provolone, proscuitti di parma and finally the Portobello.

This is a wonderful sandwich capable of pleasing the fussiest of “gourmet's”! It was a pleasing dinner for my Mothers Day!

Enjoy with Much Love,