Monday, April 28, 2008

Marinade For Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

I know not everyone is having weather nice enough for outside grilling...so if not, try this recipe under your broiler instead. Otherwise, these are fantastic on the grill. Enjoy!

Portabella Grill Marinade

½ cup olive oil
½ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
2-4 garlic cloves, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
Dash cayenne pepper (optional)

1 pound whole portabella mushrooms

Combine marinade ingredients. Cover portabellas with marinade for at least 1 hour, longer is better. Grill whole for “burgers” or thickly slice (before marinating) the mushrooms, marinate, then broil in your oven. If grilling, brush extra marinade on mushrooms while they are cooking.

Leftover grilled mushrooms are great for adding to recipes. Just chop and add. For a really great salad, add thin slices or small chunks to make a veggie salad your main dish. Add a flavor booster with these little gems in a bean dish or your refried beans. Yummy!!! =)

Note on ingredients:

This is the recipe I “loosely” follow. I have used Spike seasoning or “Liquid Aminos” (a no salt added soy sauce, very yummy) instead of the salt. You can vary the amounts of oil and lemon juice as well, use more mushrooms, etc. you can add any herbs to the marinade you like for more flavor options (oregano, basil, etc.).

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