We all know the feeling of envy that manifests itself in you as you may look through your kitchen window at the people (say..your significant other) hanging out on your deck or patio on one of the most beautiful days of the year, sipping their select beverages.. as you are stuck in your hot kitchen flipping or covering or uncovering with foil whatever it is you have in the oven that will go along with whatever magic they’re grilling.
Well, it’s time to make it even and join the party taking place by the BBQ! Because its just too nice outside sometimes, to be stuck inside, here I have selected a couple of my favorite variations of grilled stuffed mushrooms. What’s even better? Being able to make a hearty meal even for your vegetarian friends.
I like to use cremini or portabello mushrooms–they have the best flavor. For appetizers, use the smaller mushrooms, and as a side or as a main course, stuff the large portabellos! Grill them on the top rack of your BBQ anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the mushroom.
Stuffing mushrooms with feta cheese is one of the most basic ways to stuff a mushroom that are sure to please every taste. You really can’t go wrong!
Ok ok.. so you may have to boil your potatoes and fry your bacon to pull this one off.. but maybe you have some left over mashed potatoes from last night that you could use? Just freshen them up by heating them on the stove with a little bit of water, to get them nice and whipped up again. These pair amazingly well with a good steak.
This may seem an unlikely combination, but the earthy portabello mushroom pairs amazingly well with the blue cheese and basil–the rice and lentils help to balance out the intense flavors! This one can definitely be serves as a main course!