Sunday, June 12, 2011

from sad to delicious

While rummaging through the fridge the other day, I came across a bag of wilted arugula I'd bought at the market. Fortunately I'd read Melissa Clark's suggestion on how to revive wilted greens. So I dunked the arugula in cold water and left it in the fridge overnight and yesterday it had bounced back. I made arugula pesto mixture with it and layered it onto sauted portobello mushrooms, added some goat cheese, added some thin buns spread with a thin coat of mayonaise and mustard and voila, Saturday night mushroom burgers.

Arugula pesto (inspired by a recipe from the Rebar Modern Cookbook)

1 c arugula leaves
1/4 c pine nuts
1/4 c parmeggiano regiano cheese, crumbled
1 garlic clove
pinch of kosher salt

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a paste is formed.

Arugula Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Spread the arugula mix over grilled or sauted whole portobello mushrooms. Add a layer of goat cheese over the top and cook until the cheese is slightly softened. Lay the mushrooms between heated sliced bun halves, lightly spread with mayonaise and dijon mustard.

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