On The Menu Recipe: The Shores Restaurant's Barbecued Short Rib with Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

(Includes accompanying recipes for Sun Dried Pear-Currant Chutney and Spinach Frisée Salad)

• Sun Dried Pear-Currant Chutney

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup minced leeks, white parts only, washed, pat dry

1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds

1/2 cup diced sun dried pear

1/4 cup sun dried currants

2 lemons, juiced

1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice

1/4 teaspoon cumin

pinch cayenne pepper

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

sea salt

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and mustard seeds. Cook without browning 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except pine nuts. Season with cayenne pepper and salt. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, until chutney has thickened. Fold in toasted pine nuts. Set aside. Cool.

• Portobello Mushroom

6 portobello mushrooms, 5-inch cap

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pre-heat oven to 375-degrees F. Clean mushrooms thoroughly with damp towel or soft brush. Remove stems. Remove black gills from underside of cap with spoon. Combine remaining ingredients in mixing bowl. Whisk well. Marinate mushrooms 15 minutes in

mixture. Remove from marinade. Place on baking sheet stem side up. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool. Serves six

• Caramelized Shallots

2 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 cup shallots, peeled, slice

1 teaspoon silver thyme leaves

1 lemon, juiced, zested

2 tablespoon honey

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots and thyme. Cook until golden. Add lemon zest, juice and honey. Cook to a deep golden brown. Set aside.

• Assembly

1 pound boneless BBQ short ribs, shredded (purchase at your favorite deli)

1/2 cup Winchester cumin gouda, shaved

Pre-heat broiler. In large mixing bowl, combine shallots and short ribs. Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divide mixture into 6 portions. Fill mushroom caps. Top with 1 tablespoon of sun dried pear currant chutney and shaved cumin gouda. Bake under broiler 3 to 4 minutes, or until melted.

• Presentation

3 tablespoons pistachio oil

2 tablespoons verjus

1 cup spoon spinach, washed, patted dry

1 cup frisée, washed, patted dry

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together pistachio oil and verjus. Season with salt and pepper. Combine with greens in large mixing bowl. Gently toss. Mound salad in center of serving plate. Lean baked portobello mushroom against salad. Top mushroom with 1 tablespoon pearcurrant chutney.

(Includes accompanying recipes for Sun Dried Pear-Currant Chutney and Spinach Frisée Salad)

Serves six

• Sun Dried Pear-Currant Chutney 1 tablespoon olive oil1/4 cup minced leeks, white parts only, washed, pat dry1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds1/2 cup diced sun dried pear1/4 cup sun dried currants2 lemons, juiced1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice1/4 teaspoon cuminpinch cayenne pepper1/4 cup pine nuts, toastedsea salt

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add leeks and mustard seeds. Cook without browning 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients, except pine nuts. Season with cayenne pepper and salt. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, until chutney has thickened. Fold in toasted pine nuts. Set aside. Cool.

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