Sometimes, simple really is best. This bacon-stuffed portabello mushroom recipe is superbly simple and delightfully tasty.

What if you don’t have portabellos? No problem. We love a good portabello mushroom but you can also use any other large mushroom that’s stuff-able.

This recipe is paired with a gin & tonic cocktail with dehydrated orange slices. The richness and deep flavours of the dish as a whole are cut by the refreshing and complex notes of citrus and rose in the cocktail, making for a delightful pairing.

Bacon, Feta & Spinach Stuffed Portabellos

Ingredients

Method

  1. Steam the mushrooms on a wire rack fitted in a large pot for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove and place on a cooling rack and allow excess liquid to drain.
  3. Cut bacon into a chunky dice and fry until crispy. Add the butter and allow to caramelise and get a deep golden colour. Season well with pepper.
  4. Remove the bacon from the pan and cook the spinach in the bacon fat for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper and allow to cool slightly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the crispy bacon bits, cooked spinach, fresh rocket torn into smaller pieces, and the oregano. Mix well.
  6. Crumble in the feta and give it a final toss.
  7. Generously spoon the mixture onto the portabellos and serve straight away.

Gin Pairing

Ingredients

  • 50ml Mirari Amber Gin
  • Dehydrated orange slices
  • 150ml tonic water
  • A few dashes of bitters

Method

  1. Fill desired glass with ice and add the dehydrated orange slices.
  2. Pour in the Mirari Amber Gin and top with tonic water.
  3. Finish with a few dashes of bitters.

Looking for more delicious portabello mushroom recipes? Try this portabello beef stroganoff pasta, spicy portabello shakshuka, and portabello breakfast sandwich recipe.

Bacon & Spinach Stuffed Portabellos

Bacon-Stuffed Portabello Mushroom Recipe Notes

This Bacon-Stuffed Portabello Mushroom recipe is courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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