I don't know about you, but when summer hits and the heat amps I really just don't feel like eating any meat. No, I haven't turned vegetarian for the summer (I love chicken simply too much to be without it) but I have been really enjoying discovering lighter alternatives to meats such as beef and lamb, that are also equally as filling; cue - mushrooms. Out of everything that I have cooked thus far, I have to say that these portobello mushrooms are right up there on the favourites list. Covered in finely chopped garlic, red chili and parsley as well as a sprinkle of lemon zest alongside a chunk of mature cheddar cheese, they are packed full with flavour and add lots of dimension to such a wide variety of dishes. I was inspired to make these after having discovered the recipe in Jamie Oliver's 30-minute meals cook book and boy oh boy Mr. Oliver, you never fail to amaze me! Not only does the recipe seek the use of affordable ingredients but they're so simple to prepare and quantities can be easily manipulated to suit your tastes. Triple win!
The 'Summer Blogger Challenge' this week encouraged the discussion of anything which relates to 'summer senses', so I thought I'd take the opportunity to show you these gorgeous mushrooms since they taste down right marvelous and are the perfect accompaniment to any summer dish!