Monday, May 14, 2012

Carpaccio style Portabella Mushrooms and Apples

Mushrooms - Hmmm love it for has got to me to try so many new flavors and try new styles as well. The one i have made today is a Portabella Mushroom, they are normally huge in size n tasty.

Portabella Mushroom


    4 portabella mushrooms
    2 large Apples
    2 tablespoons (30 ml) light olive oil, halved
    Fresh ground pepper and sea salt
    Garnish with fresh fruit if desired or Parmesan Cheese 



Clean mushrooms and scrape out gills.
Now place half of the oil into a hot sauté pan over medium heat and add mushrooms.
Sweat each mushroom for 2-3 minutes per side.
Salt and pepper mushrooms at this point to taste.Place the mushrooms on a cutting board and set aside.
Meanwhile cut apples into 4 sections and remove core/seed area.  Slice Apples at an angle as thinly as possible.
In another sauté pan, heat remaining oil until hot. Add Apples and cook until just becoming translucent, about 4 minutes. Set aside.
With both the portabella and apples, slice each at an angle, as thinly as possible.

To arrange, start with mushrooms and alternate with Apples in a fan like design.

Garnish it with Parmesan cheese and Steamed Beans.