Herbed Portobello Mushrooms with Mascarpone

Herbed Portobello Mushrooms with Mascarpone

Oxmoor House APRIL 2004

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 8 large fresh portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • Garnish: Fresh basil sprig


Coat mushrooms with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.

Stir together lemon juice and garlic in a small saucepan; cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Brush mushrooms with herb mixture, applying generously to the underside.

Divide mascarpone into 8 portions, and roll into balls.

Grill mushrooms, top side up, covered with grill lid, over high heat (400º to 500º) 5 to 7 minutes. Turn mushrooms, and top each with a cheese ball. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes. Garnish with basil sprig, if desired. Serve immediately.