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Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Jan 23, 2016 06:09PM ● Published by Kevin

Enjoy this delicious recipe from Cafe Sicilia - Arlington, TX.

In addition, the folks at Cafe Sicilia wanted to share this story on Saint Valentine.

There are many theories but the most likely was a young Italian priest called Valentine. The story goes that  in the third century A.D. Emperor Claudius II thought that single men made better soldiers so he banned marriage for young men of fighting age! The young priest felt that this was unjust and defied the Emperor and continued to marry young lovers in secret. When his defiance became known he was imprisoned and sentenced to death. He was executed on 14th February, 270A.D. To this day many couples still favor this date for marriages, engagements and declarations of love.

This year we are celebrating Saint Valentine with a wonderful 4 course menu that includes Lobster , Swiss Chocolate Chalet  Cake and much more. Remember we are BYOB so you may bring your own wine, we don't even charge a corkage fee!

Ingredients

5oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and excess water squeezed out

1 cup ricotta cheese

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives

2 garlic cloves, finely minced

5 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese

pinch of nutmeg

salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons melted butter

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

4 Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed

Method

Place the spinach, ricotta, egg yolks, chives, garlic, parmesan cheese and seasonings in a bowl. Mix together. Brush mushrooms with melted butter. Place flat side down on a grill tray and place under the grill for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and divide spinach mixture evenly between the mushrooms. Smooth the top and sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese. Grill for another 3 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Serve on Arugulla leaves as a first course or as a side dish to a main course.

Buon Appetito!

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