When Alex Province grills up his meatless Portobello burgers, he thinks about the essence of chorizo. How to capture that in a meatless burger? He relies on the flavors that feel most “meaty” (and Spanish) to him, like cumin and paprika. And of course, because every burger is better with cheese, Alex melts Manchego slices over the grilled mushrooms.
Aioli has popped up on restaurant menus everywhere. It’s irresistible, but if you want to make it the traditional Provençal way, you must use a mortar and pestle and include egg yolks. This widely divergent recipe skirts those items. Instead it’s a simple sauce that brings together two indulgent favorites of mine: cream and tahini.