For the last several months, if not longer, the grill has been cooking all sorts of items. Kebabs, Filipino BBQ, and all kinds of sausages, you name it. There comes a time though when you want to take a step back, lay off the meat, and do something a bit different. This past week was one of those times.
Not sure what it was, but I had enough meat. Unlike me. I’m a carnivore, I admit that.
I wanted to do something that was grilled, and show to my wife, as I think she had enough meat over the last couple of weeks, that I could provide something probably tastier than a good burger on the grill. I knew right away what I was going to make. A grilled portabella mushroom, stuffed with all kinds of rocking flavor. One of my favorite mushrooms, the portabella, provides such a great flavor, almost tastes like a steak, and can hold up to grill, that when biting into it, you might never want to go back to a burger again… well, maybe.
- 2 Large (bun size) portabella mushrooms, stems and gills removed
- Your favorite pesto (I used fresh basil, garlic, a bit of parmesan cheese, and olive oil) here or here
- Roasted red peppers
- Provolone cheese
- Mixed salad greens
- Hamburger buns, toasted
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Begin by mixing the olive oil, salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a bowl. To ziplock bag, add the mushrooms, and add the oil mixture. Seal, give a good shake, and set aside.
Next, preheat your grill. Add the mushrooms, and cook for about three minutes, gill side down. Turn over, then top with a layer of pesto, top with roasted red peppers, then a slice of provolone cheese. Cover, and melt the cheese. This should only take about two minutes. During that time, toast the buns. I spread a bit of the butter to each of the sliced buns, and place on the grill until lightly toasted.
Remove the buns, and place the stuffed portabella on the bun. Top with the mixed greens. Smell, take a look, and dive into this beautiful thing. The portabella mushroom sandwich is packed with huge flavors, that I will guarantee you will be coming back to this one again. Enjoy.