Thursday, September 19, 2013

Recipe for today: Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers


Ever wanted to try going vegan? Give your body a break from meat, dairy and eggs for just one day with these three hearty meals.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Ingredients
4 Portobello mushrooms, stems removed

Marinade
3/4 cup sake
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Juice of one lemon

Sandwich
4 crusty rolls
1/2 cup watercress
Grilled yellow and red bell peppers (optional)
Vegan mayo (optional)

Directions
Mix all marinade ingredients together. Place mushrooms (gills up) on baking sheet. Gently spoon marinade over mushrooms every 10 minutes for a half hour.

Using a grill brush, grease up your grill with olive oil. Preheat with medium or high heat.

Place mushrooms (gills up) on grill. Close lid and let mushrooms grill for about 5 minutes, lifting the lid to baste with marinade every few minutes. For cross-hatched grill marks, turn mushrooms 90 degrees and cook for about 3 more minutes.

Flip mushrooms over and cook for 3 minutes. Grill times may vary, so gently press where stems used to be. Once they’re soft and juicy, remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes. If using peppers, baste peppers with olive oil before grilling.

Arrange sandwich with watercress, peppers and mayo (if using). Enjoy!

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