New York: ABC Kitchen - Portobello Burger. Having become a Vegetarian, sometimes I crave a good hamburger, though today, the thought of a meat burger just makes me shudder. Therefore, it was with great satisfaction that at Michelin Star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Kitchen I discovered the Portobello Burger which thoroughly satisfied my craving for a good burger.
Above. Grilled Portobello Sandwich, Arugula and Parmesan, Lemon Mayo, Jalapenos.
Union Square Farmer’s Market: Bulich Mushroom. The Bulich family has been growing mushrooms overlooking the Hudson River in the Catskill, NY for three generations. Their only retail market point is the Union Square Farmer's Market where you can find the great variety of ‘shrooms they cultivate; Portobellos, Criminis, Shitake, white Buttons and Oysters which are all picked and sold within 24 hours in plain brown paper bags. The big fat Portobellos are perfect for burgers and can also be used for Michelle Bulich's pizza base.
Michelle Bulich’s Portobello Pizza
twist and cut the stems off a Portobello mushroom
drizzle with olive oil
fresh Marinara sauce, roasted red peppers and Mozzarella
15mins in an oven at 375F/190C