Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

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Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

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Grilled portabellas appear as the vegetarian option on practically every restaurant menu in the country these days. If they’re a little bit of a cliché, they are also too delicious and versatile to ignore. I’ve suggested two of my favorite uses, but you’ll think of more. The quantities, obviously, are infinitely flexible.


  1. Large portabella mushrooms, cleaned
  2. Olive oil, about 1 tablespoon per mushroom
  3. Salt and freshly ground pepper


Prepare a Charcoal fire or preheat a gas or stovetop grill. Wipe the tops of the mushrooms with a damp cloth and scrape out and discard the black gills with a teaspoon. Brush the mushrooms with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Grill the mushrooms over medium-high heat, turning once, until just cooked through but still firm, about 5 minutes total.