Monday, August 11, 2008

Portobello Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Before seeing The Pineapple Express on Saturday, I threw together this lunch, inspired by Veganomicon's Portabello Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing. I had to adjust the portions in the dressing quite a bit--those PPK gals can be so heavy-handed with oil! The salad was great. Wish I could say the same for the movie, but despite James Franco being a very sexy stoner, The Pineapple Express was exquisitely bad. Can't win 'em all I s'pose.

Roasted Portabello and Artichoke Hearts over Wilted Arugula with Mustard Vinaigrette

For the vinaigrette (modified from Veganomicon):
1/8 cup sweet hot smooth mustard
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp maple syrup

Stir ingredients. Done!

For the salad:

2 Portabello caps
3-4 artichoke hearts (I use canned)
2 handfuls arugula
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce (I used Trader Joe's Island Soyaki which has pineapple juice in it. It's so good I could drink it like a cocktail.)

Marinate the portabellos in the teriyaki sauce for at least 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Using tongs, turn caps over and bake ten more minutes. Meanwhile, push the arugula around a pan on medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes until wilted to your liking. Slice the cooled portobellos and assemble the salad with the artichoke hearts, arugula, and dressing.


trina said...

What a pretty plate of food!

Anonymous said...

i have been meaning to try out that salad---the pix in the book make it look soooo good, as do yours! i've just been way too lazy to buy the ingredients.

fucking lame about pineapple express. i have another friend who saw it a while ago at a screening and has been warning everyone that it sux big time, but still it's been so popular. now that you corroborate that opinion, i definitely know i will pass. especially since you like pt anderson. yeah.

Woobot said...

I remember when we met you had read the script, too bad it was a stinker

Caviar and Codfish said...

I love this salad.. it looks so tasty!

Glad to have found your blog!

Maria said...

I love portobellos! They are the best!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said... make the teriyaki sauce sound great! I'll keep an eye out for it.

Liz (¡Yo Soy!) said...

Woobot--yeah, I thought the script was really bad but I just assumed the acting would make it funny. But that was def not the case. I've decided that Seth Rogen is one of the worst actors evvvvar.