If you ever want a vegetarian meal that can satisfy even the heartiest carnivore, try portobello mushrooms. Their meaty texture, paired with the right seasonings, can make them taste like a steak. No joke! My son tried these and was totally convinced that it was meat he was eating, not a mushroom.
I first was wowed by this steak-like taste in a restaurant. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to perfect it at home. My sweet husband, the master griller of the house, came up with this recipe and it’s PERFECT:
2 Portobello mushrooms
2 T olive oil
1 T balsamic vinegar
3 splashes of worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is gluten free, if you need this to be GF)
2 T minced garlic
1 t fresh rosemary
2 t dried herbs (he used a combination of thyme, basil, and marjoram)
- Wipe off mushrooms lightly with a paper towel. Don’t rinse or the mushrooms will absorb too much water. Chop off the stems and clean out the gills with a spoon.
- Place mushrooms stem-side-up in a pan.
- Mix remaining ingredients together to form a marinade.
- Pour marinade over the mushrooms. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Grill mushrooms at 400 degrees for 3-5 minutes per side.
Rating: A+. Pure summer deliciousness. Just think of how many less calories and how much less fat these are than a steak – not to mention how much more heart-healthy they are! And the best part? My hubby made them!