MAIN CHALLENGE: Red Chili Citrus Mushrooms with Grilled Zucchini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 45 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 80 tasting portions
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Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, sliced

5 pounds white button mushrooms, cut into quarters

Salt

2 cups orange juice

1 cup lime juice

1/3 cup red chili powder

3 cups chicken stock

1/2 cup honey

4 pounds green zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 3 pieces

4 pounds yellow zucchini, sliced lengthwise into 3 pieces

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 cup chopped cilantro leaves

8 ounces fresh goat cheese

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and mushrooms and saute until golden brown. Season with salt, to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice and chili powder. Add juices to the mushroom mixture along with the chicken stock. Simmer until liquid is reduced by two-thirds. Stir in the honey and keep warm over low heat.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium.
  4. Rub the zucchini slices with the cumin and season with salt. Grill the zucchini, marking both sides, but keeping the slices still firm. Remove to a cutting board. Chop the zucchini into 1-inch pieces and arrange on a large platter. Top with the mushroom mixture and sprinkle with cilantro and goat cheese.
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