Thursday, November 19, 2009

Blackened Portabella Burger with Sweet Potato Fries

Here's a delicious vegetarian alternative to a burger, a portabella burger with an extra kick from the blackening seasoning and the coolness from the yogurt sauce.  Yummy! 

Blackening seasoning:
2 T garlic powder
1.5 T ground black pepper
1.5 T ground white pepper
2 T cayenne
1 T dried oregano
1 T dried thyme
1 T sesame seeds
2 T salt
Mix all spices well and store in a cool dark place.
Yields 12 Tablespoons of spice blend.

Portabella mushrooms for 6 burgers:
8 T fresh orange juice
4 T balsamic vinegar
2 T dijon mustard
8 T olive oil
6 T blackening seasoning
6 each large portabella mushrooms, de-stemmed and cleaned
6 each buns of choice
Whisk together the first 5 ingredients and pour over the mushrooms in a shallow pan and allow to sit for 15 minutes, turning it a few times to allow the mushroom to absorb as much of the liquid as possible.
While the mushroom is marinating, prepare the Cucumber Cilantro Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup english cucumbers, shredded and squeezed of excess water
1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced
8 ounces plain yogurt
2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 T chopped cilantro
pinch salt
pinch ground black pepper
1 t brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together.

Grill the mushrooms (about 6 minutes) or roast in the oven (about 15 minutes in a 350F degree oven) and assemble your burger with toasted buns, a dollop of yogurt sauce and slices of tomato and lettuce leaves.

No comments: