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A macro close-up overhead shot of grilled mushrooms on a white plate.

15-Minute Rich & Smoky Grilled Mushrooms

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  • Author: Jess Larson
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2-4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish Recipes, Techniques & How-Tos
  • Method: Grilling & Smoking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Learning how to grill mushrooms is a game-changer! This simple Grilled Mushrooms recipe gives meaty, umami mushrooms a beautiful smoky char using only 3 ingredients. Perfect for prepping everything from whole grilled portobello mushrooms to skewered cremini mushrooms. Serve them with fresh herbs and balsamic or use grilled mushrooms for meatless tacos, burgers, and pasta. Naturally vegetarian, vegan, dairy, and gluten-free.


Ingredients

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  • 16 oz mushrooms of choice
  • Avocado oil, or other neutral, high smoke point oil of choice
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper, to season

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill: Prep your grill for medium-high direct heat grilling. My ideal grill temperature for  mushrooms is about 450-500 degrees F.Weber Genesis II Propane Grill on a deck.
  2. Prep the mushrooms: For small mushrooms (such as cremini or button), slice in half lengthwise, then string on skewers. For large mushrooms, like portobello mushroom caps, skewers are not necessary. Place the mushrooms on a small baking sheet or large plate. Use a pastry brush to coat the mushrooms with oil (mushrooms are super absorptive, so avoid pouring oil directly them). Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper, and any other fresh hardy herbs or spice blends as desired. An overhead shot of prepared mushroom skewers and large whole mushrooms on a quarter sheet pan atop a white marbled surface.
  3. Grill the mushrooms: Place the mushrooms on the grill grates. For grilled mushroom skewers, position the skewers such that they are perpendicular to the grill grates (which makes the skewers easier to handle on the grill). Grill 3-4 minutes per side until tender and charred as desired.
  4. Serve! Enjoy your grilled mushrooms immediately, served on their own or alongside your favorite grilled meals. Refer to the blog post, above, for more serving suggestions. An overhead shot of grilled mushrooms of various types and sizes on a white plate atop a white marbled surface.


Notes

  • Mushrooms: If you want to avoid using grilling baskets and/or skewers, aim for larger mushroom varieties like portobello mushroom caps, sizable shiitakes, or king trumpet mushrooms. If you don’t mind needing a little equipment, go for smaller varieties like cremini (a.k.a. Baby Bella), white button, oyster, porcini, or chanterelles.
  • Marinades: Mushrooms are basically sponges, so they take really well to marinades! You’ll only need to let them soak for about 15 minutes for all that flavor to absorb. Check out our go-to grilling marinades for tons of fun flavor inspiration!