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Adapted from the film Welcome to Shelbyville
directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder

Couscous-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

by Dina de Veer

“I usually see my parents only a few times a year but my sister and I never miss a Christmas or Thanksgiving… this past year -for the first time- there was no turkey…”

Stuffed Mushrooms

I usually see my parents only a few times a year, but my sister and I never miss a Christmas or Thanksgiving, and that time with my family each year is one of the constants in my life. This past year—for the first time since I became a vegetarian a few years ago—there was no turkey at our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. In its place was a new dish that everyone was able to enjoy, and which, after several mashed-potatoes-and-cranberries Thanksgivings, I greatly appreciated. The recipe below is my mom’s approximation of her “cook-to-taste” recipe-free approach to the delicious new dish that was prepared for our most recent, pseudo-vegetarian, holiday meal… portobellos stuffed with couscous.

Ingredients:
4 large portobello mushrooms
4 cups couscous
1 onion (yellow, white or red)
Garlic cloves (to taste)
Olive oil (to taste)
Red chili pepper (to taste)
Curry powder (to taste)
Turmeric (to taste)
Salt & pepper (to taste)

Optional: Melting cheese (cheddar, jack or mozzarella) and feta

Directions:
Step 1— Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and cut the stems out of the mushrooms.

Step 2—Dice the onions and garlic. Add to olive oil simmering in a pan on the stove top, and stir until brown.

Step 3—Meanwhile, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add couscous. Stir, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

Step 4—Then fluff the couscous with a fork and mix in salt, pepper, red chili pepper and curry (to taste).

Step 5—Stuff couscous medley into mushrooms.

Step 6— For an even more wonderful feast: add 1/2 cup any type of cheese within couscous mix and then top with feta cheese.

Step 7—Bake on an oil-spread pan for about 20.

Enjoy!

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