Portobello mushrooms are something called "The Steak of the Vegetarian World." Portobello mushrooms are thick and meaty just like a steak.
One 4-inch cap contains only 22 calories per serving. They contain a serious nutritional punch, they are low in fat and high in fiber which is good for our health. The portobello has an excellent source of selenium which is an important mineral for optimal antioxidant activity and it has potassium and a lot of the other B vitamins, and their polysaccharide and beta-glucan components show anti-cancer properties.
Portobello mushrooms will retain their nutrients when stir-fried, grilled, or microwaved. I prefer them grilled because the flavor really gets kicked up a notch.
OK, just try grilling a few portobello mushrooms this weekend and you they may become a healthier addition to your regular diet.
Smokey Portobello Sliders (or burger)
Big or small, portobello mushrooms make the perfect grilled "burger." Portobellos' meaty texture and rich, robust flavor take on the flavors of marinades and rubs and stay juicy and tender when grilled. The onion topping can be made up to two days ahead and is optional.
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon dried savory or 1 tablespoon dried summer savory
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Enjoy and let me know how you like your vegetarian steak!
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