Deconstructed Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha and Orzo with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

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The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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The bewitching aroma of sizzling, meaty mushrooms has been a powerful enchanter since ancient times. In the Babylonian Talmud, a rabbi recounts that he became so intoxicated by the captivating fragrance of a mushroom dish that his health would have been in grave danger had he not quickly been given some of the mushrooms to nibble.

These deconstructed kasha varnishkes feature sliced portobellos, marinated and grilled to enhance their resemblance to meat. Instead of noodles, the pasta