Sunday, May 10, 2009

Grilled Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms

Calling all mushroom lovers!

If you love mushrooms and balsamic vinegar (and who doesn't?!) you'll love these grilled balsamic portobello mushrooms. 

Grilled Balsamic Portobello Mushrooms
4 portobello mushroom caps
 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 1 teaspoon dried oregano
 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  salt and pepper to taste

  • Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour over the mushrooms. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes or so, turning twice. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Brush grate with oil. Place mushrooms on the grill, reserving marinade for basting. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. 

I paired these mushrooms with some potatoes with olive oil and herbs, steamed green beans and a salad with mixed baby greens, strawberries, pumpkin seeds and a pear guava vinaigrette. Theses mushrooms also make awesome burgers! I top mine with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, vegenaise and sometimes avocado.

Of course you can't forget dessert! I indulged in a bowl of So Delicious Coconut Milk Coconut Ice Cream (say that really fast 3 times!) with fresh chopped mango over top. It was very tropical tasting! I am looking forward to trying to make my own coconut milk ice cream. I love this stuff but its really expensive. 

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