Posts Tagged ‘grill’

Grilled Portabella Sandwich with Pepper Jack Cheese, Roasted Peppers and Marinated Artichoke Hearts

This light grilled sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Servings: 24 servings

Serving size: 1 sandwich


24 Portabella mushrooms
Olive oil as needed
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
¾ cup Mayonnaise
¾ cup Dijon mustard
24 Round sandwich buns, split
3 cups Roasted red peppers, chopped coarsely
3 cups Marinated artichoke hearts, chopped coarsely
12 ounces Red onion, thinly sliced
1 pound, 8 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded


1. Brush each Portabella cap with olive oil; season well with salt and pepper. Arrange on a sheet pan.
2. Bake at 500 F until mushrooms are tender, about 8 minutes; reserve.
3. Mix mayonnaise and mustard until combined thoroughly; reserve.

To assemble

Spread each cut side of one bun with ½ tablespoon mayonnaise-mustard mixture. On the bottom of the bun, layer 2 tablespoons roasted pepper, 2 tablespoons artichoke heart, portabella cap, 2 slices onion and ¼ cup cheese; cover with top of bun. Heat in a 500 F oven until heated through and cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Tips: To create a contemporary Club, bake Portabellas as above; slice and add to a traditional Club Sandwich preparation. For a refreshing twist, try a lemon pepper spread on toast slices.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 350; Total Fat: 19g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Sodium: 780mg; Protein: 13g; Total Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 3g

Grilled Mushroom Flatbread Pizzas

Take pizzas out of the oven and onto the flame. This easy mushroom flatbread can be made to suit anyone’s taste.

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 slice


1 store-bought flatbread
1 cup sliced mushrooms, cooked
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup fresh mozzarella, thinly shredded
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
½ cup tomato sauce


1) Heat the grill to a medium flame.
2) Brush both sides of the flatbread with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place directly on the grill. Grill each side for about 2 minutes, or until grill marks appear and the bread gets crispy.
3) Remove the bread and quickly add the tomato sauce, garlic, cheese and mushrooms. Return to the grill and keep the bread on the indirect heat until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot!

Nutritional Facts

Calories: 200; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 270mg; Protein: 10g; Total Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 1g

Shiitake and Scallion Yakitori


Makes 8 skewers


For the tare (basting sauce):
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup mirin
¼ granulated sugar

For the skewers:
16 large fresh shiitake mushrooms, preferably donko
1 bunch scallions
Vegetable oil


1. Make the tare: Put the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar into a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat. When the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low, and continue cooking over low heat for 20 minutes. Skim any scum off the surface as the sauce is cooking. Set aside.

2. Make the skewers: Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes. Preheat the grill. Clean the mushrooms with a slightly damp paper towel or cotton cloth, then cut away and discard the stems. Cut the firm white and whitish green parts of the scallions into 1 ¾ inch lengths.

3. Thread two mushrooms (lengthwise through the mushroom caps) and two pieces of scallion onto each skewer, alternating between the mushrooms and scallion pieces. Brush the mushrooms and scallions with a light layer of vegetable oil.

4. Place the skewers on the grill, with mushrooms facing gill side up. Cook the skewers until the tops of the mushroom caps are dry. Turn the skewers over (mushrooms gill side down), and cook them until the insides become wet with the mushrooms’ own juice. Turn the skewers over (mushrooms gill side up) one more time and cook for about 1 or 2 minutes more until the mushrooms and scallions are completely cooked through.

5. Remove the skewers from the grill, and with a pastry brush, baste them with the tare. Arrange the skewers on a large plate and serve.

Yakitori, a dish of chicken threaded on skewers and cooked over a charcoal fire, is one of those foods that I start to crave when the weather turns sunny and warm. With all the beautiful weather we’ve been having, I decided it was time to break out the bamboo skewers and make some. Instead of making the traditional chicken skewers, I used fresh shiitake mushrooms and sliced scallions. Shiitake mushrooms, a native fungi of Japan, have a rich meaty and slightly smokey flavor. These mushrooms are fat free and a great source of protein, iron, dietary fiber, and vitamin C. Grilling them brings out their wonderful meaty flavor. You’ll find you won’t miss the chicken!