In this section, Cool Springs' staff members make recommendations for kitchen concoctions you can try at home. Some recipes contain wine or spirits. Some are just paired with wine or spirits. In all cases, we promise palate-pleasing dishes that will (hopefully) inspire you to share it with others. Let us know what you think...
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Carmelized Onions and Avocado
Even the hamburger lovers will be impressed with this lean and delicious sandwich. Fire-up the grill and open a bottle of Montoya Pinot Noir ($12.99 at Cool Springs Wine & Spirits).
4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 medium red onion, peeled and sliced thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 Chilean Hass avocado
4 large hamburger buns
1. Broil or grill mushrooms on both sides until just tender, about 5 minutes per side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Cook onions in olive oil over medium heat until very tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 12 minutes.
3. Cut avocado in half, remove the pit, and peel and cut into slices.
4. Toast buns. Top bun bottom with grilled portabella, 1/4 of the onion and avocado slices. Top with bun top.