Saturday, February 18, 2006


I decided to try a recipe from EW that had been reviewed by others on the CL board. It's a recipe that is meant to be like a Philly Cheese Steak, but uses portobello mushrooms instead of the steak part. I've never had a cheese steak, so my review may be suspect, but I like this recipe. The portobello mushroom cooks down nicely to give a good texture. The flavor of the filling also reminds me of a sandwich that I used to get from the lunch hall at college - which is a good thing, because I used to love that sandwich. It's a slightly soy sauce, slightly salty flavor, with neither flavor overwhelming the other. The only issue I had with the recipe is that the servings are so large, that it's hard to keep it all on the bun. Keep a fork with you when eating this, to pick up the wonderful stuff that falls out of the bun!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Portobello "Philly Cheese Steak" Sandwiches

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion -- sliced
4 large Portobello mushroom caps -- stems and gills removed, sliced
1 large red bell pepper -- thinly sliced
2 teaspoons dried oregano -- or 2 tablespoons fresh
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon unbleached flour
1/4 cup vegetable broth -- or chicken broth
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
3 ounces provolone cheese
1/2 Whole Wheat Burger Buns

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft and beginning to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, oregano and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are wilted and soft, about 7 minutes.

Reduce heat to low; sprinkle the vegetables with flour and stir to coat. Stir in broth and soy sauce; bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat, lay cheese slices on top of the vegetables, cover and let stand until melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

Divide the mixture into 4 portions with a spatula, leaving the melted cheese layer on top. Scoop a portion onto each toasted bun and serve immediately.

"EW 12-01/05-06"
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 386 Calories; 12g Fat (26.9% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 56g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 43mg Cholesterol; 737mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Whole Wheat Burger Buns

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Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00
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1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/3 cup water -- lukewarm
1 package active dry yeast
1 large egg -- at room temperature, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
cornmeal -- for sprinkling

Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the surface shimmers. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool to body temperature, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, pour water into a small bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the water, stir, then let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to dissolve.

Add egg to the milk; whisk well. Whisk in sugar, salt, oil and the yeast. Stir in whole-wheat flour. Using a heavy wooden spoon, beat vigorously by hand for 100 strokes. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Start adding white flour to the dough, about 1/3 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough is somewhat firm and no longer too sticky to handle, turn it out onto a floured surface. With floured hands, knead the dough for 7 to 8 minutes, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray. Add the dough and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free spot to rise until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When the dough has doubled, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead for 1 minute. Using a dough cutter or chef’s knife, cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 5 minutes.

Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray and dust it with cornmeal. Shape the dough into tight balls and place them about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Coat a large sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray and place it over the buns, sprayed side down.

Set the buns in a warm, draft-free spot until they have risen by about half, 25 to 30 minutes. Gently press down on the buns, pressing right on the plastic, to flatten them a little. Let them rise for another 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Bake the buns on the center rack until golden and crusty, about 25 minutes. The bottoms should sound hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before slicing.

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 220 Calories; 3g Fat (12.6% calories from fat); 8g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 293mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Cate said...

Sounds delicious - going in my to-try pile.

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