If summer, you mean grilling, having barbecue with friends, conversation, laughing and of course eating lots of delicious food and drinks.
Grilled vegetables and fresh salads are the indispensable companion of mouth-watering meats. In this case, among the most popular vegetables you can found eggplant, zucchini, kapia peppers and button mushroom of course!
The easiest way is to break out the strain, scrape the gills and clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Put olive oil on both sides of the hats and sprinkle with coarse salt and black pepper. Preheat the grill to medium and place the mushrooms by hat down. Grill them for 4 minutes, then turn and grill them further 2-4 minutes until tender. Put blue cheese and caramelized red onion on the portobello mushrooms and serve with lightly toasted bun. Before grilling, measure the size of the bread and the mushrooms and do not forget that the mushroom gets smaller during the grilling. If you put a thick slice of tomato and a lettuce on the mushroom, the guests certainly will not miss the beef from it.
Here are some super idea how you can boost up the barbecue besides the traditional grilled mushroom!
- Baked mushrooms stuffed with mince meat
- Feta cheese stuffed mushrooms
- Fried mushroom caps in smoked ham
- Prawn skewers
- Mushroom caps filled with smoked mozzarella and tomato
- Grilled chicken breast with button mushrooms
- Grilled tenderloin with mushrooms on rosemary stalks
Besides the vegetables, fruit grilling is also getting more popular and fachionable so it is really worth a try! The sugar found in fruits is caramelising and makes the flesh very tasty. Cut into 2 cm slices the fruit, spread with olive oil or melted butter in a thin layer on the edges and grill for 2-3 minutes. A great choice is pineapple, apples, bananas, peaches or mangoes!