Low Carb Portobello Pizzas in the CI Kitchen


Our guest chef today is making a low carb friendly dish and a sunny cocktail!

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Portobello Pizzas

6 portobello mushroom caps , stems removed, washed and dried with a paper towel
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
6 teaspoons Italian seasoning 
3/4 cup pizza sauce 
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
30 miniature-sized pepperonis
6 cherry or grape tomatoes , sliced thinly
Salt and pepper , to taste
  1. Preheat oven to broil / grill settings on high heat. Arrange oven shelf to the middle of your oven.
  2. Combine the oil, garlic and 4 teaspoons of the seasoning together in a small bowl. Brush the bottoms of each mushroom with the garlic oil mixture and place each mushroom, oil side down, on a lightly greased baking sheet / tray.
  3. Fill each mushroom with 2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce per cap, 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, 6 pepperoni miniatures and tomato slices. Broil / grill until cheese has melted and is golden in colour (about 8 minutes).
  4. To serve, sprinkle with the remaining Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Sunny Winter Cocktail
  • Juice of 3 clementines
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz tequila
  • Sprig of marjoram
  • Clementine wedge for garnish
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt
Moisten the rim of your glass with clementine juice. Combine cayenne pepper and salt in a shallow bowl or plate. Turn the glass over onto the plate and coat the rim. Pour juice, triple sec, and tequila into a shaker. Shake well and pour over ice. Garnish with marjoram sprig.
Colleen Hatton
Owner / Event Coordinator
Chef Benjamin & Company, LLC
On Site Address: 45 E. University Ave., Champaign, IL 61821
Mailing Address: 606 S. Western Ave. Champaign, IL 61821
c) 217-390-4726

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