Last week I read the cookbook Weber’s way to grill. I usually only grill meat, but I have been wanting to expand my grilling repertoire. So I went to the store and found some nice portabella mushrooms. In the Vegetable section of the book there is a nice marinade for portabello mushrooms.

Portabello Mushroom Burger
Portabello Mushroom Burger

Portabello Mushroom Burgers – (From Weber’s Way To Grill)

  • 4 portabello mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

The first step is to cut off the extra mushroom flaps that have grown over the gills.  Next cut off the woody part of the stem.

Cut off the overlap and the stem
Cut off the overlap and the stem

Then using a spoon scrape out the gills.  This is not necessary, but sand usually sticks in the gills and is really hard to remove.  Removing the gills gets rid of this problem.

Scrape the gills
Scrape the gills

Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over the mushrooms.  Make sure to cover both sides of the mushrooms.  Let marinate at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Marinate
Marinate

While the mushrooms are marinating preheat the grill to medium heat.

Place the mushrooms gill side down on the grill and cook for 6 minutes with the lid down.

Grill gill side down
Grill gill side down

After the 6 minutes are up flip the mushrooms and grill for another 6 minutes.

Flip and cook for another 6 minutes
Flip and cook for another 6 minutes

Serve the mushrooms on kaiser rolls with a little mayo or aioli.  I made an aioli with 1/4 cup mayo, 1/2 tsp garlic, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, salt and a little pepper.

Coat the bun with mayo or aioli
Coat the bun with mayo or aioli

The mushrooms were amazing.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

4 Comments

  1. Here via Macheesmo. This is an excellent tutorial on how to prep a mushroom for grilling! This would be awesome as is or even better topping a veggie burger patty. Very nice.

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