Portabella Mushroom BLTs

These healthy Portabella Mushroom BLTs are such a delicious spin on your favourite sandwich, and they are easily packed as a work lunch or enjoyed as a tasty last minute dinner!

Recipe and photo by Taylor from The Girl on Bloor.

Prep Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil, divided
12 slices turkey bacon
2 portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 large field tomato, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 package arugula
4 whole wheat ciabatta buns
Mayo

Method

1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large frying pan over med-high heat. Add turkey bacon, cooking slices for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat. Add 2 tsp olive oil and then add mushrooms, sauteeing until just cooked.
2. Meanwhile, toast buns. Add turkey bacon, slice of tomato, mushroom slices, red onion, arugula and mayo in between each bun. Serve and enjoy!

One-Pan Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Potatoes

Brunch doesn’t get much easier than this one-pan, hands-off recipe for baked eggs. I love how the potatoes and onions get roasted and crispy alongside the caramelizing mushrooms, providing the perfect foil for the eggs. Thyme and fresh lemon squeezed on right at the end add a bit of brightness, for a meal that ends up striking just the right balance of being filling without leaving you feeling over-stuffed.

Recipe and photo by Alanna from One Tough Cookie.

Prep Time: 5 mins. | Cook Time: 25 mins.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon clarified butter or your preferred oil
1 large baking potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quartered, stemmed white mushrooms
2 cups coarsely torn oyster mushrooms
2 eggs
Fresh cracked black pepperFor serving:
Wedges of lemon
Green salad

Method

1. Heat oven to 400°F. In a large oven-safe skillet, melt clarified butter. Add potato, onion, thyme, and salt. Bake for 10 minutes.
2. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and stir in mushrooms. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
3. Carefully remove skillet from oven. Toss the roasted vegetables. Using a spoon, create two indents in the roasted vegetables. Crack an egg into each indent and return skillet to oven for 4-6 minutes, until egg whites have cooked but yolks are still soft (or longer, of course, if you aren’t a fan of runny eggs, about 10 minutes total).
4. Remove from oven, and season with cracked black pepper (and additional salt) if desired. Serve with a green salad, and some slices of lemon for a little acidity on the potatoes.

Turkey and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps come together quickly for a fresh and light weeknight meal. Serve with toppings of your choice – shredded carrots, bean sprouts, julienne peppers, sliced snow peas, and chopped peanuts are a great start.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Brittany from My Daily Randomness.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients

1 lb. crimini mushrooms, finely diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 red onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, finely diced
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
8-10 large lettuce leaves
Toppings (optional): shredded carrots, bean sprouts, julienne peppers, sliced snow peas, chopped peanuts

Method

1. Finely chop mushrooms in a food processor, or by hand. On medium-high heat sauteed mushrooms in olive oil until they are browned and most of the moisture has been released, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.
2. On medium-high heat, add turkey to the pan. Halfway through cooking add the onion and garlic. When turkey is almost cooked through, add the sauteed mushrooms, hoisin sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Continue to cook until turkey is completely cooked,3-5 minutes.
3. Allow meat and mushroom mixture to cool slightly. Spoon mixture into each lettuce leaf. Top with desired toppings. Serve with soy sauce if desired.

Grilled Mushroom Oriental Salad

Assorted fresh mushrooms and a zesty oriental style dressing are the stars in this warm zippy salad– perfect for lunch or to accompany grilled meat.

Prep Time: 16 mins. | Cook Time: 6 mins. | Makes: 4 main course servings

Ingredients

1 ½ lb (675 g) white mushrooms
2 bird’s eye chili peppers
2 bay leaves
1 tsp (5 mL) yellow mustard seeds
1 ¼ cups (300 mL) unseasoned rice vinegar
¼ cup (60 mL) soy sauce
1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
1 tsp (5 mL) wasabi powder
1 tsp (5 mL) grated fresh ginger

Method

1. In small saucepan, mix oil, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, mustard, onions and ginger root; set aside. Pile mushrooms in centre of large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Fold edges and ends to seal well. Barbecue on high heat about 5-6 minutes or until steaming. Heat dressing on barbecue or stove-top just until boiling.
2. Divide salad greens evenly among 4 large salad plates. Top with warm mushroom slices and drizzle with hot dressing. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve immediately.

Tip
Prepare dressing in micro proof bowl or glass (2 cup/500 mL) measuring cup and heat in microwave until boiling.
Mushrooms could be cooked in 425º F (220 ºC) oven instead of barbeque.

Variation
Substitute roasted garlic teriyaki sauce for plain teriyaki sauce.

Nutritional Information
Per Serving
Calories: 193
Sodium: 1310 mg
Protein : 8.3 g
Fat: 12.6 g
Carbohydrates: 16.6 g
Dietary Fibre: 5.4 g

Japanese Pork Teriyaki with Mushrooms

Marinate early and this becomes a quick and simple weeknight meal with wonderful Asian-inspired flavours. 

Prep Time: 3 hrs. | Cook Time: 5 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

45ml (3 tbsp) teriyaki sauce
60ml (4 tbsp) red wine
30ml (2 tbsp) stock
450g (1 lb) mixed mushrooms (button, crimini, oyster, and shiitake)
450g (1 lb) lean pork fillet, cut into thin slices
A bunch spring onions, finely shredded
15ml (1 tbsp) sesame seeds, toasted
To serve: 250g pkt egg noodles

Method

1. Mix teriyaki, red wine and stock together in a large bowl. Halve the larger mushrooms. Put pork and mushrooms into marinade and mix well. Cover and leave for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
2. Transfer into a large saucepan with the juices. Cover and cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spring onions and cook for a minute. Lift out pork and vegetables and keep warm. Reduce liquid by boiling rapidly to about 90ml (6 tbsp).
3. Meanwhile cook noodles according to pack instructions. Put noodles in bowls, top with pork and mushrooms. Pour liquid over and scatter on sesame seeds.