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Portobello Mushrooms

Available from Charles Attard's Fruit & Vegetable counter at Arkadia Foodstore Gozo

Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are a larger and fully mature variety of mushrooms, with more meat and a richer flavour. Being so large, they may well be served grilled, broiled, stuffed or as a substitute for meat in burgers. Portobello, or Portabella, mushrooms are one of the top most cultivated mushroom varieties and a popular ingredients amongst chefs.

Recipe: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp oregano, chopped
  • 2 tsp rosemary, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp pimentos, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese


1. Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Cut off the stems and chop.

2. Combine the chopped stems, breadcrumbs, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor, and pulse for 5 times. Do not over process.

3. Stir in the chopped pimentos.

4. Preheat the grill. Meanwhile, brush beneath the mushroom caps with olive oil and add ½ a tablespoon of butter inside each cap.

5. Grill the mushroom caps for about 4 minutes.

6. Remove from the grill and stuff each mushroom cap with the breadcrumb mixture. Top with grated cheese.

7. Place the mushroom caps back on the grill and cook for 4 minutes, until the cheese melts.

8. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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