The 89th recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Portobello Panini With Gorgonzola and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book The Food You Crave, on page 65. You can also find the recipe online here. The theme for the week was chosen by Peggy: Stuff It!
This cheese and tomato stuffed mushroom looked like a good idea when I was shopping around for a recipe with something stuffed into something else for this week's theme. I like all the ingredients, so letting them all keep close company seemed like a fine deal. I don't know if this was a case of "too many things touching" or if I didn't like the combination of them together, but whatever it was, this will not be a repeat recipe. The first indication that this wasn't going to fly was that the mushroom was great on the plate but then as it sat for even a very little bit, it got watery/weepy and that leakage was unappealing on the plate as I was trying to eat it. The addition of salt was unnecessary as it was plenty salty with the bleu cheese, which I think is a really salt cheese on its own, so it was really salty in taste. The sun-dried tomatoes got sort of lost in the overpowering taste of the cheese, so I couldn't taste them as much as I wanted to, maybe it would have been better for me to have twice the amount of tomatoes as cheese. I did it eat for my lunch and it wasn't a total loss, but it won't be on the repeat list. I will say, if you really like bleu cheese, this might be your recipe as that flavor was the most pronounced.