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Why Portobello Mushrooms?

The amount of things you can throw on the grill is really endless! Today we will be preparing portobello mushrooms on the grill. Did you know the portobello mushroom is one of the most widely consumed mushrooms in the world? They are widely available in most grocery stores and usually pretty cost-efficient. But what impresses me the most are their health benefits.

Portobello mushrooms are known as natural cancer-fighters by providing plant-based protein, plus many essential nutrients. They contain disease-fighting antioxidants and are terrific protectors of the immune system. Remember, choosing to live a healthy lifestyle takes commitment and effort. With the right amount of variety and food selections the nutrients your looking for to support that healthy lifestyle is in your control.

Cooking Portobello Mushrooms

Now back to the grill…. Several hours before cooking, place 3-4 portobello mushrooms in a large sealable plastic bag. Pour in some extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat all of the mushrooms, plus a few tablespoons for some excess. (Use the best extra virgin olive oil you can find. Believe it or not, in moderation olive oil is one fo the healthiest fats you could eat.) Sprinkle a little salt and some cracked pepper into the bag. Add about a tablespoon of fresh minced garlic. Seal the bag and shake. Refrigerate for a few hours.

Preheat your grill to high, remove the mushrooms from the bags and place on grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or longer; you really can’t overcook them. Flip them every few minutes or so.

There you have a delicious vegan / gluten free plant based protein you can opt to eat in a variety of ways that’s not only delicious but really good for you too!
Sensei Chris Iavarone cooking Portobello Mushrooms

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