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Mushroom Grilling Tips for National Grilling Month

Brush up on your basic mushroom grilling tips

Summertime means grilling time! As you settle into summer, and National Grilling Month (July), turn to this alternative form of cooking. The heat from the grill helps enhance the meaty, umami-qualities of your favorite mushroom varieties, while also giving you added nutrients. Larger-capped mushrooms, like Portabellas and shiitakes are optimal for grilling, given their inherent hearty taste and texture.

Mushroom Grilling Tips 101

  • Lightly brush caps and stems with oil to keep them moist and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill or broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, brushing once or twice.
  • Try brushing with your favorite dressing or sauce instead of oil.

Watch these basic mushroom grilling tips from Chef Billy Parisi:

 

Looking for recipe inspiration? Try this satisfying grilled Portabella Satay:

Guest Blogger: Dr. BBQ’s Marinated Grilled Portabellas

As National Grilling Month comes to a close, we asked grilling expert Dr. BBQ to share his favorite way to cook with mushrooms.
Dr. BBQ

Can you grill mushrooms? Yes of course you can. In the meaty world of BBQ cooks we typically think of grilling a big portabella as a way to satisfy vegetarians who we are sure want something that tastes like a steak. I was that guy when I wrote my first cookbook. So I marinated these big ‘shrooms in Italian dressing and grilled them. After a while I flipped them to grill-side up and topped them with a handful of blue cheese. And it was good. Really good. In my early days working as the Big Green Egg spokeschef I visited a lot of their local dealers to do cooking demos. It was effective, but there was only one of me. So I started teaching them to cook. Teach a man to fish (or cook) and he’ll eat well and sell grills. One of the recipes that I taught these folks was the one described above. I also taught them to cook steaks, pork tenderloins and even BBQ ribs. But when I’d see these folks later or re-visit their stores the one recipe they’d been using and were raving about was the grilled portabellas. They loved it and felt like they were really doing something fancy. After all every grill guy cooks steaks and ribs. Some good and some bad but they all do it. They don’t cook mushrooms so this was a dish that set them apart from the rest. But forget the originality and the perceived fanciness of this. It’s a great combination. The bold portabella pairs beautifully with the garlic and herbs of the Italian dressing and it all comes to life with the salty tangy blue cheese melted all over it. I’ve cooked them a little short where the mushroom is al dente and I’ve overcooked them until it’s crispy. Both were good. I’ve overloaded the Italian dressing with garlic and it was better. I’ve added parmesan to the blue cheese and it rocked. My fiancé, Sandi, recently bought some mini portabellas and made a bite-size version that was perfect for a more civilized event. Yes, you can grill mushrooms and keep it simple and they’re delicious. The best part is they’re not just for vegetarians.

-Ray Lampe, Dr. BBQ

Here’s the original recipe from my first book “Dr. BBQ’s big Time Barbecue Cookbook” written by me and published by St. Martin’s Press. There’s an Amazon link for that one and all of my books at www.drbbq.com.

Marinated Portabellas

Of all the different things I cook for people these are the most requested and also the thing they go home and cook themselves more than anything else I show them. It’s a very simple recipe and I guess that accounts for some of it but it’s also the exotic nature of the portabellas and the blue cheese. These have converted many a non-mushroom person.

4 large Portabella Mushroom caps
1 bottle Italian Dressing
6 oz crumbled Blue Cheese

The morning before you plan to cook twist the stems off the portabella caps and discard them. Put the caps in a Ziploc bag and pour the dressing over them. Seal the bag and toss to coat. Refrigerate. Prepare the grill direct and hot. Put the portabellas on the grill with the gill side facing down. Grill for about 5 minutes. Flip and top with the cheese dividing it equally among the caps. Grill another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. The great thing about these is that everything is already cooked. If you like the mushrooms al dente feel free to serve them that way. If you like them grilled hard and crispy, that’s fine too. I like them both ways. Serve whole as an appetizer or cut into bite size pieces for grazing.

Serves 4

WATCH: Celebrate National Grilling Month with Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties

Turn up the heat this month and top your summer salad with Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties from Chez Us. Your patio party just got better. 

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July is National Grilling Month, and I have been firing up our indoor grill as well as the outside one often all month long.  One of our favorite recipes has been this one for Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties using The Blend method.  Inspired by the flavors of South East Asia cuisine, it is packed with flavor and it is light and healthy.  Perfect for summer time meals or any season meals.

I am always looking for ways to make our meals healthier, and one way I approach this is by using The Blend method by replacing half of the meat in a recipe with chopped mushrooms.  Added flavor, vitamins and nutrients, as well mushrooms make every recipe extra moist and juicy.  I feel better knowing I made one of my recipes healthier with the addition of mushrooms.  When I serve a recipe using The Blend method to friends and family, they are always so surprised that half of the “meat” is mushrooms.  Great for picky eaters too.

To make serving these patties fun as well as leaner on my waistline, I serve them wrapped in lettuce leaves along with carrots, cucumber, and more cilantro. I prefer to make ribbons out of the carrots but feel free to grate or thinly slice. The cucumbers are sliced very thin, with the seeds left in.

The dressing is a drizzle of nuoc cham, which is a traditional Thai sauce usually served with spring rolls, and equally as good with this recipe. My version is more tart and a little spicy, perfect companion with the grilled mushroom chicken patties.

Asian Mushroom Chicken Patties

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2/3 cup panko
  • 1/8 cup cilantro, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 egg
  • sprinkle salt and pepper
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, grated or cut into ribbons

Dressing:

  • 1/8 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 large garlic, finely minced
  • 1 small red chili, thinly sliced
  • butter or red leaf lettuce

Method:

  • In a processor or chopper, chop the mushrooms finely.
  • Place the mushrooms, ground chicken, yellow onion, garlic, bread crumbs, cilantro, Sriracha, egg and salt and pepper together in a bowl.  Mix well.
  • Form the mixture into small patties – will make 12.
  • Preheat a stove-top grill pan or an outdoor grill.  Lightly coat the grate with a little olive oil.
  • Place the patties onto the hot grill and cook for about 2 – 3 minutes.  The meat will lift up on its own when it is ready to turn over.
  • Flip and cook for another 2 – 3 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove from the grill.
  • To serve, place a lettuce leaf onto a plate, top with some cucumber, carrots, cilantro and a mushroom chicken patty.
  • Drizzle with some dressing.
  • Serve.
  • Dressing – I make this earlier in the day and place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients together in a small jar, place on the lid and shake to combine.

WATCH: Portabella Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Impress guests this summer with a grilled Portabella Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

It’s National Grilling Month and that means mushrooms on the grill! This simple yet flavor-packed recipe is ready in minutes and is sure to be a hit at any of your backyard bbqs. Just skewer and grill portabella strips, then dip and savor the flavor of homemade spicy peanut sauce.

Find the full Portabella Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce recipe here.

Get Out the Grill!

Get out the grill: mushrooms are bringing the heat!

Get out the grill & top with mushrooms!

July is National Grilling Month, and what better way to celebrate than by putting our favorite fungi over the flame? Lighten up the quintessential summertime burger by blending in mushrooms, or add some pizazz to the party with a mushroom-grilled pizza. Whatever you do, bring the sizzle to your backyard barbeque with mushrooms!

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