In addition to the pineapples and mushrooms marinaded in some lovely Asian juice I added some plain coleslaw mix which has replaced normal vegetables and salad for me. It's admittedly one of my stranger tastes. A quick food and economics related sidenote: In I think it was the 1960's an economist (the name escapes me now of course) came up with the most cost efficient diet that fulfills all nutritional requirements and it included only five components: wheat flour, dried navy beans, spinach, evaporated milk, and cabbage. So the way I see it is that my cole slaw mix is getting my cost efficient, nutrient rich food in the mix.
I soaked all of the ingredients together in fridge for about an hour so they would drink up all of the good teriyaki taste.
Attentive readers may notice my new pan! I found a cast iron skillet at the thrift store for six dollars and I bought it so that I could make a frittatta and say the word frittatta over and over again. so fun!
Anyway I got the recipe right from the whole foods website but I changed it up just a bit. my recipe is for only two people but I think we made more sandwiches than just two.
6 oz tray of sliced portobello mushrooms
1/2 of the pineapple rings in a 20 oz can. reserve the juice.
1 1/2 Tbsp liquid amino or soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 clove of garlic minced
1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
olive oil for sauteeing
small loaf of ciabatta bread
assorted sandwich toppings
1. Arrange the portobello mushrooms and pineapple rings in a baking dish. In a small bowl whisk together 1/2 cup pineapple juice with the liquid amino, sugar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil. Pour the mixture over the mushrooms and pineapples. Gently toss to coat then cover the tray and place in the refrigerator. Let sit for one to two hours, turning every once in a while.
2. Heat up about 1 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Meanwhile, slice and toast bread in the oven. Add the Portobello mushrooms to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes until cooked through, gently stirring.
3. Assemble sandwiches and eat up right away.