The Versatile Portabella Mushroom

1 Dec

A hearty Portabella Mushroom can be very satisfying.  Sometimes you just need a little change in your diet, a break from meat, but still have a desire for that filling feeling.  Or maybe meat just isn’t your thing.  You can get pretty creative when taking meat out of the picture.  This week our focus is going to be the extremely versatile portabella mushroom.

Last week while grocery shopping with my family at Costco Wholesaler(s), I was given a cookbook “A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way”.  Honestly I found a quite a few great recipes in this book. Here’s one extremely simple recipe that made my mouth water.

Grilled Portabella Mushroom with Montreal- Style Steak Seasoning

4 large Portabella caps, 4-6 inches in diameter



¾ cup canola oil

½ cup red (or white) wine vinegar

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup packed light brown sugar

4 tablespoons Montreal-style steak seasoning blend

In a bowl, combine marinade ingredients and blend well with a whisk. Place mushrooms in a shallow nonmetallic dish or pan and pour the marinade over the mushrooms. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure uniform coating. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the mushrooms from the marinade and place on the hot grill.

Grill on each side for 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove the mushrooms from the grill, slice, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Tips: You can also use baby Portabellas for this recipe. Use a grill pan and

adjust cooking times accordingly. Also, you can bake the large mushrooms

in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes; less time for the smaller mushrooms.

Mmm Take a bite out of that!

Here are more Portabella Mushroom recipes…

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Mexican-Style Rice and Parmesan Cheese

Noodle-Free Lasagna with Portabella Mushrooms

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms with Swiss Chard

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