Grilled Mushrooms in Herb Oil

Recipe 15 minPreparation Time 10 min (plus 1 hour marinating time)Cooking Time
Grilled Mushrooms in Herb Oil

Grilled Mushrooms in Herb Oil

15 minPreparation Time 10 min (plus 1 hour marinating time) Cooking Time

About this Recipe

This recipe works with any sort of button/cremini/portobello mushroom variety, as well as specialty types like oyster and shiitake. If you have long, strong rosemary branches, once you strip the leaves off you can soak them in water for half an hour and then use them as skewers.

The Benefits

Mushrooms are good sources of protein and fiber as well as vitamin D and some B12—which is mostly found in meat—making them an important part of a vegetarian diet. They’re also high in antioxidants, and may have cancer-fighting properties. The herbs add a variety of vitamins and minerals, and olive oil is a healthy fat.

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1 sprig (about 1 Tbsp) rosemary, leaves stripped off stem
  • 1 sprig (about 1 Tbsp) oregano, leaves stripped off stem
  • 1 handful (about 1/2 cup / 8 g) parsley leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 twists freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups (220 g) button (or cremini or portobello) mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (to brush on the mushrooms)

Directions

  1. Step 1
    Blend the oil, herbs, salt, and pepper in a blender or food processor until you have a vivid green paste. Set aside.
  2. Step 2
    Light the grill. Halve or quarter the mushrooms depending on their size and thread them onto skewers. Brush them with a little oil and grill them well on all sides so they catch a solid browning and pick up some smoke. Put the grilled mushrooms in a bowl, toss them thoroughly with the herb oil, and if possible, let them marinate for an hour or so before serving.

Substitutions: Parboiled new or fingerling potatoes are dreamy this way, and pearl onions love it too

Level Up: If you can get chanterelles, they make for an incredible fungal upgrade. In that case, skip the herbs and just use olive oil with a little salt and garlic added; that way their beautiful orange color can shine

Try It With: Other grilled veggies

Zero Waste: Parsley stems and mushroom trimmings can go in the stock pot