Meatless Monday grilled portobello mushrooms. It's a healthy and simple way to get a filling and tasty meatless meal on the table in a matter of minutes.
Mushrooms are marinated in a pineapple juice marinade and served with a delicious spinach chimichurri sauce.
GRILLED PORTOBELLOS INGREDIENTS
- Portobello mushrooms
- Pineapple Juice
- Black Pepper
- Kosher Salt
- Spinach Chimichurri
GRILLING PORTOBELLOS INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare the mushrooms
Remove the stems, then using a spoon scoop the ribbed flesh from the mushrooms.
Place portobellos in a large ziplock bag and add the pineapple juice. Close the bag and refrigerate 4-8 hours.
Grill the portobellos
Preheat grill. Brush the grates with an olive oil-stained paper-towel. Brush the mushrooms with oil then grill flat side down for 5 minutes. Flip and grill another 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and place on a plate. Serve with the chimichurri sauce.
The portobellos are prepared in similar fashion to flank steak recipes, i.e. marinated then grilled over direct heat. Pineapple juice serves as a 1-ingredient marinade and adds a hint of sweetness and some additional tender juiciness without rendering them "spongelike."
Portobellos are highly filling, thus they make for a great vegan or meatless option for those who want to reduce their meat consumption. Portobello mushrooms are relatively high in protein for a non-meat and have other similar meat characteristics such as texture and mouthfeel.
During my weekly Sunday meal prep, I often make up a batch of spinach chimichurri sauce. The chimichurri adds a vibrant color from the farmer's market fresh greens and a depth of flavor to this simple but satisfying and elegant dish. The acidity helps to compliment the richness of the portobellos.
MAKING THIS RECIPE
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- 4 portobello mushrooms stemmed
- 4 cups canned unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon Ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Kosherr salt
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- Spinach Chimichurri Sauce
- Put the mushrooms in a large plastic ziplock bag and add the pineapple juice. Close the bag and refrigerate between 4-8 hours.
- Remove the mushrooms from the juice and let them reach room temperature before grilling. Season cavity with spices.
- Light/heat grill to medium high heat. Brush the grids with olive oil stained paper towel.
- Grill the mushrooms flat side down for 5 minutes. Mushrooms should be sweating at this point. Flip and grill the other side for another 5 minutes. Transfer to plate and serve with the spinach chimichurri sauce.