Recipe by Dr. Jenny
Served this recipe from Williams-Sonoma last night for dinner. It was so good!! I made the mistake of using leftover hamburger buns instead of following the directions of using sourdough rolls, which would have stood up better to the sauce, resulting in a soggy burger. This did not affect the wonderful taste, I just would not make this mistake again. I used an 18-year old balsamic vinegar from Fustini's in this dish and it was wonderful. I also used my grill pan instead of the BBQ owing to the weather. It worked well. According to the recipe, the sandwiches can be served warm (which we did) or chilled. Prep time includes marinating time.
- 1 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 shallots, minced
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 6 portabella mushrooms, about 1 1/2 lb total, brushed clean and stems removed
- 6 round sourdough rolls, cut in half
- 1 1⁄2 cups crumbed goat cheese
- 12 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and sliced in half
- 24 fresh basil leaves
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, shallots, salt and pepper. Arrange the mushroom caps in a single layer in a shallow, nonreactive dish. Pour half the marinade over the mushrooms and reserve the remainder. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, turning after 30 minutes.
- Prepare a fire in a grill. Lightly oil the grill rack. When the coals are hot, remove the mushrooms from the marinade, place on the grill rack and weigh with a large fry pan. Grill the mushrooms until tender and seared on both sides, about 4 minutes total.
- Drizzle about 1 Tb of the reserved marinade on each roll half. Place a mushroom on the bottom half of each roll. Sprinkle the top half with goat cheese, then cover with sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves. Place the halves together. Secure each sandwich with toothpicks, cut in half, and wrap in aluminum foil. Keep chilled until ready to serve.