Marinated Portobella with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers & caper tapenade pesto.

This recipe hit me in the face, seriously. I watching 6 days & 7 nights on tv, with the fiancee when the idea hit me. I jumped off the couch, ran (okay fast walked) to the kitchen and in 15 minutes i had this delicious, protein rich meal fit for a socialite, or someone with really good taste. I was blown away by the flavor, and can’t wait for the next recipe to hit me.

Marinated Portobella w/ kalamata olives & caper tapenade pesto

1.) take out 2 portobella caps and scrape out the “gills” (see photo)

2.) take a pan/casserole dish and pour a soy-teriyaki mix into the bottom about 1/2 an inch and pour over the caps, toss in an oven at 400 degrees, you don’t need to preheat i didn’t plus it wastes energy. So just toss those Caps in there!.

*note for sauce i used trader-joes soyaki it’s really good and has sesame seeds (see photo)

3.) set your timer for 15 minutes. Once you smell them you know they are close to done.

4.) head over to your food processor/blender and ad in:

-1/2 cup of almonds

-1/4 cup of pine nuts

-1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil

-whole box of basil (big box) about 2 cups.

-1/4 cups capers ( don’t drain the saltiness is nice, just pull out 1/4 cup but don’t bring the liquid.)

-1/2 jar of roasted red peppers (i used trader joes, again see photo)

-1/2 red tomato for garnish/freshness (and it’s tasty)

3.)Toss the above into the processor/blender (except tomato) until consistent. I did not leave mine long enough so i have a few chunks of almond but it was fine by me.

4.)At 15 minutes pull out caps, toss on plate (gently!) then smooth about 1/2 an inch of tapenaesto, add some diced tomatoes and enjoy! You can add a sprinkle of Parmesan, or your favorite cheese or chreese for an added creaminess. Personally i don’t think it needed it.

-See you soon


P.S going to my graduation ceremony tomorrow SO excited 🙂


4 responses to “Marinated Portobella with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers & caper tapenade pesto.

  1. This looks like a quick, delicious idea. Thanks from Santa Barbara, s

  2. Love your dependance on inspiration for these recipes! We know they must be good? and is Traders the very best? or what? we go there all the time and get inspiration! just mosey by the aisles and make up dishes…we are glad you are graduating! What will this mean for the world? best from santa barbara, s

    • Trader Joes is pretty good, i don’t know about the best but a reliably good product & well priced. Plus i like if you buy too much, or don’t like the product you can return it no questions asked. I appreciate the comment about your love my dependence on inspiration, i am an artist at heart so my best comes when i am inspired. As for what my graduation will mean for the world… I am hoping someday to open a clinic for low income families , that can’t afford insurance (other families too!), and toss in a bit of art therapy too. So hopefully something good.

      Thanks for the comment & i hope you try the dish yourself!

  3. Hi, good post. I have been pondering this topic,so thanks for sharing. I will probably be coming back to your blog. Keep up the good work

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