331 Fewer Calories
31 g Less Fat
4 large portobello mushrooms caps, cleaned
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 large slices whole-grain peasant bread, each cut in half
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
1 cup baby arugula
1 large tomato, cut into 8 slices
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup roasted red pepper strips, drained
1. Preheat grill or broiler.
2. Place mushrooms in a baking dish or pie plate. Whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper until blended. Brush mushrooms with the vinegar mixture; let stand 15 minutes.
3. Place the mushrooms, rounded side down, on the grill rack and grill until tender, 4 – 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Place bread slices on the grill rack and grill until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.
4. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise and rosemary in a small bowl until blended. Brush bread slices with the mayonnaise mixture. Layer half the slices with the mushrooms, arugula, tomatoes, onion, and red pepper strips Top with remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.
Test Kitchen Tip: To broil the mushrooms, follow step two. Place mushrooms on a broiler rack and broil 4 inches from heat source, until tender and golden, about 4 minutes on each side.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Per Serving: (1 sandwich) 235 Cal; 7 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 33 g Carb; 7 g Fiber; 10 g Sugar; 64 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 1045 mg Sodium; 7 mg Cholesterol
Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen
Per Serving: 566 Cal (65% from Fat, 8% from Protein, 28% from Carb); 11 g Protein; 42 g Tot Fat; 6 g Sat Fat; 17 g Mono Fat; 41 g Carb; 4 g Fiber; 3 g Sugar; 107 mg Calcium; 3 mg Iron; 777 mg Sodium; 1 mg Cholesterol
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm