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Caprese Style Portobellos

I got this recipe over at Proud Italian Cook.  I subscribe to her blog and when I saw  this email I went right out and got the ingredients to make these.  OMG, if you like mushrooms you will love these.  Great as a side dish but I could eat one of these for lunch and be happy.  Simple and Delicious!
  • large portobello mushroom caps, gills removed
  • cherry tomatoes, halved (make sure you get good tomatoes)
  • shredded  mozzarella
  • fresh basil
  • salt and pepper
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic glaze 
    I really like this brand of balsamic glaze from Traders Joes but you can find the glaze at your local grocery store.  It’s thicker and sweeter than just plan balsamic.
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
  3. Brush the mushrooms with olive oil.
  4. Slice cherry or grape tomatoes in half, place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add chopped basil, salt and pepper. Let it sit for a few minutes to let the flavors meld.
  5. Place your cheese on the bottom of the mushroom cap, spoon on the tomato basil mixture and bake until cheese melts and mushrooms are cooked but not overcooked.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.  

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