What is a good recipe for grilled portobello mushrooms?


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To make grilled portobello mushrooms, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Marinate them in a mixture of 1/4 cup of canola oil, 3 tablespoons of finely minced onion, 4 cloves of finely minced garlic and 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar for one hour, and grill over high heat for 10 minutes turning occasionally. Modify this basic recipe by adding additional favorite herbs to the marinade.

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Grilled portobello mushrooms are a good meal alternative for vegetarian guests at a barbecue. They also substitute nicely for burgers when served on a bun with toppings. Try slicing the mushrooms and serving them on top of a salad or pasta dish for a vegetarian main course.

A gallon-size resealable plastic bag makes a nice container for marinating the mushrooms. Simply shake the bag to redistribute the marinade. Keeping the mushrooms gill-side up with most of the marinade on the gills helps it to settle into the nooks to better flavor the mushrooms. Lemon juice makes a nice alternative to balsamic vinegar in this recipe, or substitute extra-virgin olive oil for the canola oil and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard for part of the balsamic vinegar for a nice flavor change. Sprinkle the finished mushrooms with fresh chopped herbs or finely diced dried tomatoes.

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