Yield: 4 - 6 sandwiches (depending on size of bun)
I had a lot of fun making this sandwich! Roasted Portobello Mushrooms shredded and mixed with sautéed onions and a smoky homemade BBQ sauce. All piled on a toasty bun with a simple kale cabbage slaw. The BBQ sauce recipe is one I've been tweaking and using for years in restaurant kitchens, it's a crowd pleaser.
If you have a grill or smoker at home, I would definitely use that instead of an oven to give your mushrooms some extra smoke flavour. I live in an apartment and have neither of those things, but I do have something called a smoke gun. Kind of a fancy kitchen gadget that most home cooks probably wouldn't have. Don't worry though, this was still delicious without any added wood smoke. The BBQ sauce has smoked paprika and liquid smoke to fill that void.
The only other thing I would say about this sandwich, is make sure you make it saucy! I'll warn you though, it was very messy to eat. I personally don't mind that, especially when I'm eating alone. I'll lick my plate clean. A fork and knife wouldn't go astray though. Lastly, treat yourself to some kettle chips! Something about crunchy salty potato chips beside a sandwich like this - it's perfection. Oh and pour a pint of your favourite brew to have with too! It's the middle of March, so still cold and wintery out there in PEI, but this kind of food has me thinking about warmer days, and the type of fun food to cook up and enjoy on a sunny summer evening.
Recipe: BBQ Pulled Portobello Sandwiches with Kale Cabbage Slaw
Portobello Mushrooms + Onions
For this I just bought a bag of pre made kale crunch slaw, then mixed in some shredded cabbage. I also think some julienned apple would be nice tossed in here too. I used about 1/2 cup of slaw on my sandwich, but the buns were big so you might use more or less depending on size of your sandwich.
I whipped up a very simple dressing, just whisk together the following ingredients. Taste and you can add another splash or so of vinegar/sugar to balance it out perfectly if needed. It should taste zippy but the BBQ sauce is sweet enough that it doesn't need lots of sugar.
** The 2nd time I made these I used my smoke gun to add smoke to the cooked mushrooms and onions. A super fun kitchen gadget if you are so inclined. It just burns mini wood chips, I used hickory.
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