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Brazilian Portobellos Recipe

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This Brazilian Portobellos dish is so creamy and delicious, that you’ll be coming back for seconds! One of the best things about it is that it’s vegetarian. The portabella mushrooms are a perfect meat substitute, as they’re hearty and have a great flavor. You can find them in most grocery stores near the fresh produce section. It also has diced tomatoes which add an amazing amount of extra flavor to this dish.

seasoned portabellas in a stainless steel skillet.

Coconut milk is mixed with spices, making the curry creamy and delicious. If you like cilantro, garnish it with chopped cilantro to give it some freshness that’s perfect for summertime!

What are portabella mushrooms?

Portabella mushrooms are large, “meaty” mushrooms that are usually an earthy brown color. They contain vitamin D, copper, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin.

While there is some debate over whether the name is Portabella or Portobello, it is acceptable to use either spelling. Allegedly, the name arose from a marketing campaign in the 1980s to increase sales of large, common mushroom.

This Brazilian Portobellos recipe takes about half an hour to make. All you need are some simple, wholesome ingredients and a skillet.


The ingredients that you need are:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and patted dry
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 14.5 ounces fire-roasted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk

How To Make Brazilian Portobellos

Start by taking clean mushrooms and seasoning them with a blend of cumin, cayenne, turmeric, coriander, ground chipotle, and a little salt. This special spice blend has a little bit of kick to it.

After slightly cooking the seasoned mushrooms, it’s time to move on to the aromatics. Saute diced onion, garlic, and ginger for a couple of minutes. I don’t worry about the little brown bits in the pan because I use my Hammer Stahl 4 Quart Deep Sauté Pan which cleans up very nicely.

Sauteeing onions in a skillet.

After a few minutes, add a can of fire-roasted petite diced tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes, then add a can of coconut milk. Return the portobellos for a couple of minutes and spoon some of that creamy, tomato-y goodness on top.

Portabella mushrooms in coconut milk.
Brazilian Portobellos

Serve this on top of some cooked rice, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower (riced or mashed). You could also serve it alongside broccoli or a side salad.

Vegan mushroom dish in a skillet.

It looks like I could have added another portabella or two in this large pan.

portabella mushrooms in coconut milk

Brazilian Portobellos

This recipe for Brazilian Portobellos is not only delicious, but also vegetarian-friendly. Serve over white rice with a green salad for a complete, plant-based meal.
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 portabella mushrooms
Calories: 373kcal


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 Portobello mushrooms cleaned and patted dry
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 14.5 ounces fire roasted petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can coconut milk


  • Mix the first five spices together. Lightly spray mushrooms with nonstick cooking spray and then sprinkle with the spice mixture.
  • Place 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté for 2-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and slightly seared. Remove from heat.
  • Add olive oil to skillet. Cook the onion, ginger, and garlic over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until onions become translucent. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mix well. Add the mushrooms and heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy.


Serving: 1mushroom | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 341mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g
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ℹ️ Hammer Stahl

Hammer Stahl is an American company that can trace its roots back to 1874. It’s a premier brand of New Era, Inc, one of the oldest manufacturers of cookware in North America.

Hammer Stahl pan.

The cookware is 7-ply stainless steel that is:

  • Oven safe at a high temp – There are no plastics or other materials that will degrade at high heat.
  • Heat reactive – It heats and reacts to changes in temperatures quickly.
  • Heats evenly – Its aluminum core conducts and spreads heat throughout the pan.
  • Does not affect the taste – Aluminum, copper, and cast iron cookware can leach metals into your food, affecting taste and creating potential health concerns.)
  • Easily maintained – It does not stain easily and be cleaned to regain its brand-new luster and shine. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe!
  • Induction ready – Hammer Stahl’s 7-ply construction includes a layer of ferritic steel that makes the cookware induction-ready.
  • Stay cool handles – The handle is a combination of multiple machined parts, creating a hollow handle that will stay much cooler than a solid metal handle. (Be sure to use an oven mitt if you use your Hammer Stahl pan in the oven!)
Hammer Stahl stainless cookware.

My favorite feature is that it is made in the United States. In the deep South, as in Clarksville, Tennessee. Some of their employees have been working there for 30 – 40 years! Think about what that says about the company.

Hammer Stahl 4-quart stainless steel pan.

Look for Hammer Stahl at your favorite kitchen store. If there isn’t a store near you, can always order directly from the Hammer Stahl website.

***For online orders, enter southernkissed at checkout for a 30% discount.***
Bowl of Brazilian Portabella and Rice.

Like mushrooms? Then you should check out my recipes for Crunchy Taco Bake and Thai Spicy Basil Chicken.

Be sure to come back and tell us how your mushrooms turned out!

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  1. Absolutely delightful. Way too much cayenne noted so I reduced to 1/8 tsp. Added just enough spice. This will be added to our rotation thank you. I served this with cauliflower mash and asparagus.

  2. I tripled the spices, otherwise it was seriously lacking in flavor. Once I fixed the spice ratio, this was good.

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