Grilled Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Preparation Time~1 hour

Serves4 stuffed mushrooms

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4 large cloves garlic chopped
8 oz goat cheese
4 medium to large scallions chopped
1 large bunched swiss chard stemmed and cut into large pieces
4 medium to large portabello mushrooms stems removed and washed
3 tbsp olive oil
to taste salt and pepper

1. Boil water in a large pot or sauce pan. Keep a small pot or pan of ice water handy. Blanch all the leaves of swiss chard by dipping them in to the boiling water for a minute or two. When they are bright green and limp switch them over to the ice water bath, squeeze the water from them and set them aside.

2. Place the goat cheese into a medium to large size bowl. Chop the blanched chard into smaller pieces and then mix it into the goat cheese until it is evenly mixed.

3. Chop the scallions and the garlic. The ratio is 1 large garlic clove and 1 medium to large scallion per mushroom. Place the oil in a pan over high heat. When the oil is warm, add the scallions and garlic together. Cook until the garlic is just turning golden (about 2 minutes). Then add garlic, oil and scallions to the cheese and chard. Mix evenly.

4. Wash, dry and destem the mushrooms. Place about a 4th of the cheese and chard mixture on top of each mushroom and spread evenly over its top. Grind a little pepper and salt over the top of each mushroom.

5. When your grill is hot add the mushrooms and allow to cook. I checked them every 5 minutes or so and they took 15 minutes to cook for me. I was using a gas grill and kept it on high for the first 5 minutes and low thereafter. They are done when the tops are nice and browned. Cook them to taste. Enjoy!

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