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How to Grill a Portobello Mushroom: 3 SECRETS To a Killer Portobello
Grilling a Portobello mushroom is the perfect summertime meal. But how do you grill them? What are the secrets to grilling up amazing grilled Portobello mushrooms? Here are three ways that will make your portabella mushrooms delicious and juicy every time!
How to Grill a Portobello Mushroom
This is how I grill my Portobello mushrooms to perfection. You can follow these but change up the seasoning to match your favorite flavors.
Preheat your Grill
Preheat your grill to 350-400 degrees F.
How to Clean a Portobello Mushroom
When it comes to mushrooms, the most important thing is cleaning them. I’m not talking about a dishwasher or sponge; these can’t get into all of those nooks and crannies.
I like to start by removing and discarding the stems from portabella mushrooms. I use a paper towel to gently rub off any dirt from the caps with a gentle circular motion so that I do not damage the delicate tissue of the mushroom.
Then with a small spoon, lightly scrape around the underside of each mushroom cap in order to remove their gills. The gill is an edible part of the mushroom but can sometimes make the mushroom less appetizing.
Brush the Portobello mushrooms with olive oil and season them how you like
I like to brush the outside of each portabella mushroom with a light coating of olive oil and then season them with some salt and pepper. I like to keep it simple but you can season them however you like.
You can use salt, pepper, garlic powder, or whatever else your heart desires!
Place the Portobellos on the grill
Brush your grill with some olive oil to prevent sticking, and place the portabella mushrooms on the grill. It’s important that you put them away from any flame or coals so they don’t get burnt before being fully cooked through.
Cook on each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized.
Flip them over every few minutes to make sure they cook evenly
Grilling your portabella mushrooms for too long can make them dry and tough. I like to flip my Portobello mushrooms over every few minutes so that they cook evenly on all sides.
Cook the Portobellos until tender, but not mushy or sticky.
Remove the Portobello Mushrooms from the heat when the desired doneness is reached.
Take the mushrooms off the grill when they are done and put them on a platter to rest. Make sure to put them on a platter without overlapping them or stacking them as this will cause them to go mushy.
Brush them with melted butter.
Brush them with some melted butter to increase the flavor.
Dig in and enjoy.
Here are our 3 Secrets to a Killer Portobello Mushroom
Secret #1: Season well. The best way to make your Portobello mushrooms taste great is by rubbing them down in oil, salt, and pepper before grilling. Sprinkle on some herbs or spices of your choice for a little more flavor!
Secret #2. Make a delicious marinade to really take the flavor to the next level. You can make an easy marinade from Balsamic Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Salt, Pepper, Minced Garlic, and Thyme. This simple marinade will change your life.
Secret #3. Grill your Portobello mushrooms fast. You want them to be cooked quickly so they don’t lose their shape and stay moist, but not too long that the sides get crispy! A 3-4 minute cooking time on each side is perfect–just enough for a tender mushroom.
Can You Eat the Gills of a Portobello Mushroom?
Yes, you can eat the gills of a Portobello Mushroom. They are edible and taste just like the rest of the mushrooms but most people choose to discard them as they can make the dish look a little less attractive after cooking. As a result of its dark color, the gills on Portobello mushrooms are less appetizing than those found in more common white button or cremini varieties.
Do You Clean Out the Inside of a Portobello Mushroom?
Cleaning Portobello mushrooms is an important step in making a great dish. With grilling, the mushroom should be cleaned by removing the stem and the large gills underneath the cap.
It’s time to get cooking! These secrets should give you the confidence and skills needed to cook delicious grilled Portobello mushrooms. Don’t forget that they taste even better with a marinade. Enjoying healthy food doesn’t have to be difficult: follow our secrets and enjoy your next meal!
If you try this recipe – let us know what you think.