Hearty portabella mushrooms are a great alternative to burgers on the grill. Tastes great topped with roasted red peppers or avocado slices.
4 portabella mushrooms
3 TBSP olive oil
3 TBSP aged balsamic vinegar
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary or ½ tsp dried
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried
2 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed or finely minced
salt and pepper to taste
Remove stems of mushrooms and wipe gently with a damp cloth. To avoid a rubbery texture do not rinse mushrooms under running water.
Preheat the grill or oven broiler to medium high heat.
Combine oil, vinegar, rosemary, thyme and garlic. Brush mushrooms with oil and vinegar mixture and reserve any excess.
Grill or broil 3-5 minutes per side until soft and beginning to brown. If broiling in oven, watch closely to avoid over cooking.
Remove mushrooms from grill or broiler. Place mushrooms, “fin” side up on a plate. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar mixture and serve. May be served on a whole grain bun as a “portabella burger.”