I made this meal up as I went along. I had been craving stuffed mushrooms, but the nice large portobello caps have been far too expensive at the grocery store. Thankfully, I was able to get a pack of two big beautiful ones at Trader Joe’s for just over $2.
Mushrooms have such a great meaty texture that you could simply serve the stuffed mushroom with a salad without feeling like you were lacking a main dish.
This is another meal that’s on the quick and easy side.
I chose tilapia for my fish because it is affordable and mild. I often buy swai for the same reason. Check it out next time you’re at the store if you haven’t heard of it. It’s only $3.99/lb around me, even for the version stuffed with a lobster and crab mix.
I usually cook my fish bare with some seasoning, but we’ve been eating a lot of fish lately, so it was time for a change-up. Panko is much lighter and crispier than ordinary bread crumbs; it makes a big difference.
I also wanted to do something different with the asparagus I had bought. I ordinarily cook the spears whole on a cast iron grill pan (which is fantastic, by the way).