Grilled Salmon and Spinach Rach and I don’t have fish very often so wanted to…
A couple of weeks ago Rach’s parents came for dinner, I wanted to do a tasty 3 course dinner. I knew I was going to do salmon for main, the recipe for that can be found here; http://amateurchef.wpengine.com/grilled-salmon-spinach/ For starter I decided to do a nice stuffed mushrooms so I spent some time having a think about what to stuff it with.
I didn’t want to do the usual blue cheese, even though that does taste incredible! Rach and I have been eating a lot of spinach recently so thought that would make a good stuffing and what goes well with the cheese…tomatoes.
I really love the sun dried tomatoes you can get for antipasti so thought that would make a great addition. This pizza stuffed mushroom is incredibly easy to do, tastes great and can be made ahead of time and then cooked in the oven when ready to eat.
The first thing I did was pre-cooked the spinach and onions, these were put into a large wok to wilt down with a few sprays of frylight to make it a lighter option. Whilst the spinach was wilting and the onions were cooking I got the 4 large Portobello mushrooms and took the centre out and peeled away the skin.
Once the spinach has wilted it’s important to try and press as much of the water out as possible, it gets very watery and along with the mushrooms this can make this starter a little too liquidy. When you have drained as much water out of the spinach as possible place it to one side to allow to cool down.
Whilst the spinach is cooling down I opened up the pack of sun dried tomatoes and cut them into smaller pieces, roughly 0.5-1 cm in length. Once these have been cut and the spinach has cooled put them together into a bowl and make sure the tomatoes, onion and spinach is all mixed together.
On a baking tray place the 4 Portobello mushrooms and fill with the spinach mixture, try and get plenty of the mixture into all of the mushrooms. Once each has been filled cover the top of them with plenty of grated cheese.
Pop in the oven at 170-180 degrees and cook until the cheese has melted and started to brown, you should be able to see that the mushroom has also cooked and become softer. This will take around 20-30 minutes depending on the heat of the oven.
Once cooked place on your plates and serve…yummy!!
I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)