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post #1 of 11
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For the second year in a row, I smoked some turkeys for my students for a little late Thanksgiving/holiday cheer (so many of them are so far from home and miss out).  One of my students is a vegetarian (old Indian word meaning "bad hunter"), so I smoked her a couple of portobellos.

 

It's so hard not to stuff these beauties with MEAT!!!! pot.gif  That is what they're meant for, IMHO. icon_mrgreen.gif I started with a base of softened cream cheese, rice, and Italian bread crumbs.  Before stuffing, I poked the caps several times with a knife tip to allow moisture to drain (otherwise, these puppies get really soggy).

 

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Added some chopped pineapple to one and parsley to both...

 

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Topped with 3 cheeses: moz, cheddar, and parmesean...

 

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Into the smoker for about 1.5 hours at 235*ish, and they looked like this: 

 

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They sure were tasty!  She couldn't eat both, so some others (including me) got a sample taste.  They didn't last long.  I probably won't use a rice base again, though.  These were not as rich and flavorful as my other versions of this dish.  Usually I will add spinach, tomatoes, chiles, etc. if I'm keeping it vegetarian.  My reason for keeping this version so simple was that I did not know my student's tastes.

 

Thanks for looking!

post #2 of 11

Those look awesome, we do them all the time on the grill. I don't know why I never thought to smoke them! DUH!

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Those look awesome, we do them all the time on the grill. I don't know why I never thought to smoke them! DUH!


That's pretty funny coming from you, Al!  Sometimes it's the obvious things, huh?

 

post #4 of 11

James, morning.... Those look sooo good... Lucky students to have you to look after them..... thumb1.gif... Dave

post #5 of 11

Those look great. And I admire your restraint for not kicking the girl out of your class upon learning she's  "one of those".

post #6 of 11

Usually we can find the big portobello's but this year, they wanted more money for the large portobello's then for T-Bone.  Sorry, but that's just too ridiculous.  Something I like to smoke up for the misdirected individuals in my groups are large tomatoe slices, with some cheese dribbled on top with bits of sweet peppers.

post #7 of 11

Mouth watering recipe!  I love portobellos, but the home boss doesn't.wife.gif  However, I might have to sneak in a couple from time to time.  THANKS!

post #8 of 11
Looks great! really need to try those myself sometime
post #9 of 11

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We love the portabella's but I can't do the vegetarian rout. I like to do ours with sausage or crab meat.  

post #10 of 11

Great job James. Man those sure look tasty. 

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Originally Posted by adiochiro3 View Post One of my students is a vegetarian (old Indian word meaning "bad hunter"),

 

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These sure look good!!!   Nice job.

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