Smoked Mushrooms

After a long morning doing yard work, I decided to call it an afternoon and get some relaxation. With that said, I had a rack of baby back ribs marinating overnight, and decided I would have an afternoon of smoking the ribs. Whenever I begin the smoking process, I always look for other items to smoke. This particular afternoon yielded not only the ribs, but a couple of trout, and for kicks, some portabella mushrooms that I had leftover from making pizza tots.

I am always looking for new ideas and took a chance on the mushrooms. I had never smoked them before, so I was more than interested to see how they would turn out. Let’s just start by saying my wife loved them. I mean, really loved them.

Smoked Mushrooms

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium sized portabella mushrooms, stems removed, cleaned of dirt
  • 1 cup of hickory wood chips, soaked in water

Yep, that’s it. Two ingredients. Big flavor.

I use a vertical drum style smoker. It’s nothing fancy, but it holds the heat, and always does a good job, whatever the season.  It also has a mid compartment which holds a container of water, which I like, to prevent direct heat to whatever I’m smoking.

Heat your charcoals until they are nice and gray. Add to the bottom of the smoker, have the water compartment in place, and the top rack in place as well. Add the soaked wood chips to the coals, the place the mushrooms on the rack. Cover, and step away for a good hour.

The initial blast of smoke is all you really need as you do not wan the mushrooms to dehydrate. Remove, and serve. I served mine in a some pasta with brown butter and sage, and well let’s just say there was no mushroom left behind. You get that earthiness you would expect in a mushroom with that great hint of smoke. It really adds nice depth to the mushroom. So next time you are smoking, try something new to place on the smoker. You’ll never know how good it might just be.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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