Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meatless March Day #14: Pomegranate-Glazed Portabello Steaks

This, I thought, was absolutely SO yummy and I would have it all the time, except for the fact that Nate did not particularly care for the textures in it.  Seriously?!  It almost never happens that we are on such opposite ends with our opinion of dinner, but none the less that was the case.  I would love for you to give this one a try and let me know who you agree with!!

vegan dinner

For the glaze:
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 tbsp xylitol or raw sugar or stevia powder
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coconut oil

Other Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine or a substitute
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp sea salt (if mushrooms are thin, do a little less salt)
4 portabello mushrooms
2 lbs fresh spinach leaves
1 lemon
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
handful mirogreens or sprouts for garnish (I didn't do these)

To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes.  It should thicken. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, red wine, red pepper flakes, garlic and salt.
Snap the stems off the portabello caps and discard.  Brush both sides of each mushroom cap thoroughly with the marinade.  Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and place the mushroom caps inside, ribbed side facing up. Pour any remaining marinade over the mushrooms in the pan.  Cook until the mushrooms are soft, about 5-7 minutes, flipping sides halfway through cooking.

While the mushrooms are cooking, wilt the spinach by either steaming lightly, or simply heating in a spearate non-stick pan fpor a minute or two until just wilted. Toss with the juice of one lemon and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble, place a bed of spinach on four plates.  Place mushroom on top of spinach.  Drizzle the top with pomegranate glaze, then sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and add sprouts.

Please let me know what you think!!

Friend me on facebook:  www.Facebook.com/NicoleEvansFitness

No comments:

Post a Comment