Funghi alla Griglia

Grilled Mushrooms

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Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

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This recipe works particularly well with over-mature mushrooms that have flattened out and have rather black gills. Their flavour is superb.


  • 12 large flat mushrooms (or ceps or porcini if you can afford or pick)
  • 2 tbsp Gremolata
  • top-quality olive oil


Heat a barbecue or ridged grill pan.

Remove the stalks from the mushrooms, and in the case of the flats, peel the caps; simply wipe ceps with a damp cloth. Stems from flats are useful in stocks; stems from ceps should be cut lengthways and grilled along with the caps.

Grill the caps top side down until water collects in the hole where the stalk was. This will take 8–10 minutes.