Monday, May 12, 2008

Grilled Portobello Pizzas

Yummy and Satifying!

This the quickest and easiest dinner to make when you don't have a lot of time or energy. All you need are some portobello mushrooms, left over cooked chicken, and some basic pantry items. You can even use a stovetop grill. I did!

Grilled Portobello Pizzas

by Mixed Salad Annie

6 large portobello mushrooms, de-stemmed and gills removed
Olive oil, for brushing
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 shallot, sliced thin strips
1/3 cup cooked chicken breast, sliced in small thin pieces
1 roma tomato, diced
6 tablespoons store-bought pesto sauce, or homemade (I used my frozen ice cube pesto)
1/4 cup Pecorino Romano, shaved with peeled
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

Preheat the grill to high heat. Preheat broiler.

Brush both sides of the mushrooms with olive oil and sprinkle both sides of each mushroom with salt and pepper. Place the mushrooms on the grill and grill for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until soft and tender.

Remove from grill, placing the mushrooms bottom side up on a foil lined baking sheet. Top each mushroom with 1 tablespoon pesto, a few small slices of chicken, shallots, tomatoes and finally the cheese.

Place the mushrooms about 6 inches from broiler and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove and place on a serving platter and sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately with grilled italian bread.

4 comments:

Claire said...

Mmmm! this is a perfect summer grill.

Emiline said...

Ahh, looks good. And it's low carb!

Anonymous said...

Wow that looks so yummy. I love pesto! For some great pesto recipes, check out: http://iheartpesto.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Looks really good! I love grilling portobellos.