Portobello mushrooms stuffed with spinach and goat cheese

A savory and flavorful recipe: goat cheese and spinach complement the mushroom flavors.

mushrooms w/ goats cheese 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
mushrooms w/ goats cheese 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Marinated mushrooms
1 cup olive oil1/2 cup balsamic vinegar1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce2 garlic cloves, pressed1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 cup Marsala wine4 large fresh thyme sprigs6 large portobello mushrooms
Filling1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach1 pound button mushrooms2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup chopped sweet Vidalia onion3 garlic cloves, pressed1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese1/4 cup unseasoned dry breadcrumbs1 (5-ounce) package soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
For marinated mushrooms:Whisk first 6 ingredients and Marsala, if desired, in medium bowl for marinade. Stir in thyme sprigs. Cut stems from mushrooms and place stems in processor. Arrange mushrooms, gill side up, in 15x10x2-inch glass baking dish. Pour marinade over mushrooms and marinate 4 hours, turning to coat occasionally.
For filling:Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain; cool. Using hands, squeeze excess water from spinach. Place in small bowl.
1. Add half of button mushrooms to processor with portobello mushroom stems. Using on/off turns, process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to medium bowl and repeat with remaining mushrooms. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add onion and sauté until beginning to brown, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add chopped mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and increase heat to high. Cook until almost all liquid evaporates, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Season mushroom mixture with salt and pepper. Transfer to large bowl; cool to room temperature.
2. Add spinach, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and breadcrumbs to mushroom mixture; toss to distribute evenly. Add goat cheese and toss gently to distribute evenly. Season filling to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover filling and let stand at room temperature.
3. Preheat oven to 400°F. Transfer marinated mushrooms, with some marinade still clinging, to rimmed baking sheet, gill side down. Roast until beginning to soften, about 15 minutes. Turn mushrooms over. Divide filling among mushrooms. Sprinkle remaining 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over and bake until heated through and cheese begins to brown, about 15 minutes.