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 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.
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.
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.
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.
After the 6 minutes are up flip the mushrooms and grill 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.
The mushrooms were amazing.