Salmon? Portabella Mushrooms? Yes, please.

Here ya go kiddies, another yum-yum from Clean Eating magazine.  I had it for dinner tonight and can I just say, I already am craving the leftovers that I'm supposed to be saving for tomorrow.  It's super yummy and was not hard to make at all.  I am gluten free so I left out the bulgur that the recipe called for but it didn't seem to make a difference at all.  I also used organic jarred artichoke hearts instead of frozen ones cuz they were impossible to find but again, didn't seem to change it. Anyway, enjoy!

Salmon Artichoke-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

  • 6 oz boneless, skinless salmon filet
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp plus 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup bulgur, rinsed (omit for gluten free)
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 3 tsp toasted unsalted pine nuts, divided
  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stems trimmed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Season salmon with salt and 1/8 tsp pepper.  In a foil-lined baking dish, add salmon and bake until flesh flakes easily when tested with a fork, 25 to 30 minutes.  Chop salmon into bite-size pieces; keep oven at 350.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bulgur (if using) according to package directions.  Fluff with a fork and set aside, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium.  Add shallot and artichokes and saute, stirring often, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.  Stir in bulgur, salmon, carrot, 1/4 cup cheese, 3 tbsp chives, 2 tsp nuts and remaining 1/4 tsp pepper.
  4. Arrange mushrooms stem side up in a separate foil-lined baking dish.  Spoon salmon mixture into mushrooms.  Top with remaining 2 tbsp cheese, 1 tbsp chives and 1 tsp nuts, dividing evenly.  Bake at 350 until cheese melts, about 12 minutes.