Juicy mushrooms, cooked on the grill, is a very tasty dish that will add variety to the menu of a picnic or replace the kebab for those who do not eat meat. What mushrooms to buy and how to marinate them? What is better to use – skewers or grill? How to cook mushrooms in coals, in foil envelopes and how long will it take? We tell you.
What are the benefits of mushrooms
Champignons – low-calorie product: 100 grams of mushrooms contains only 27 kcal, so you can not worry about the figure.
Champignons are high in vitamin B2 (about 25% of the daily allowance of 100 grams), vitamin H (32% of the daily allowance of 100 grams), they are a source of potassium and phosphorus. And they also contain cobalt (150% of the daily norm in 100 grams): this chemical element is quite rare in products, in small doses it is necessary to maintain health.
Which mushrooms to choose
The main rule: the mushrooms that you are going to roast on the grill, must be of equal size – so they will roast at the same time. Keep in mind that too small mushrooms are difficult to string on skewers, and they will slip out of the grill. During grilling mushrooms lose moisture and shrink in volume, so choose mushrooms of medium size or large.
Be careful when you buy mushrooms in a package. Often manufacturers fill the trays with small mushrooms, and put a few nice and large mushrooms on top. Such a set is not suitable for cooking on the grill. If possible, buy mushrooms by weight.
There are many kinds of mushrooms. To avoid poisoning, it is better to buy mushrooms in hypermarkets rather than at fairs. For grilling, mushrooms with dense white caps (mushrooms bisporous) are excellent. If dark spots are visible on the caps of mushrooms or mushrooms are wet, with an unpleasant smell, the product is probably spoiled.
How to prepare mushrooms
Any mushrooms, including mushrooms, before cooking should be thoroughly rinsed. Soak them in water for 10-15 minutes to make it easier to clean them from dirt. Then use a soft brush to rinse the mushrooms under running water. If there is still grime, use a knife to clean them up.
There is no need to pre-cook the mushrooms before grilling, just cook them in one of the following ways.
The easiest way to cook mushrooms on the grill
Juicy mushrooms with a golden crust can be prepared without complicated marinades. Here is a simple recipe for those who do not like to spend a lot of time cooking.
Place clean mushrooms in a large bowl so that the mushrooms are easy to stir.
Add refined vegetable oil – such as sunflower or olive oil – and fine salt.
Stir the mushrooms so that they are evenly coated in oil and salt.
Add spices – such as paprika – if desired.
Champignons can be threaded on skewers (try alternating them with vegetables – zucchini, peppers, tomatoes) or cooked on a grill. Turn the mushrooms every two to three minutes so that they bake evenly.
How long should I cook mushrooms on the grill? It usually takes about 10 minutes, but much depends on the temperature of the coals and the size of the mushrooms, so before removing the dish from the grill, cut and taste one mushroom.
Mushrooms on the grill with a marinade of sour cream and mustard
We tell you how to make a delicious marinade and cook mushrooms on skewers or grill. A great recipe for those who like to spend a weekend out of town.
Mushrooms (champignons) 600 г
Sour cream (can be replaced with mayonnaise) 3 tbsp.
Mustard 2 tsp.
Pepper (black pepper, ground) 1 г
Parsley (fresh) 10 г
Salt 1/2 tsp.
Wash the champignons thoroughly and place them in a bowl.
Add sour cream, mustard, pepper and salt to the mushrooms.
Put the mushrooms in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Stir again and place the mushrooms on a rack or put them on skewers.
Cook the dish on the charcoal grill for about 15 minutes.
Chop parsley and garnish the finished dish with herbs.
How to cook mushrooms in foil
In bags of foil mushrooms turn out even more juicy. If the mushrooms are large, you can bake them one at a time, if small, wrap them together in one foil envelope.
Try cooking mushrooms in foil with the addition of refined oil, salt and herbs. Basil, thyme or parsley will complement the flavor of the mushrooms. Of spices, ground pepper, coriander, nutmeg will do – choose to taste.
You can place the foil envelopes directly on the coals (in this case they should not be too hot) or on a grid. Champignons on the coals bake very quickly – check the readiness in 5 – 7 minutes. Cooking them on the grill will take two to three times longer.
Mushrooms cooked on the grill – a delicious dish that cooks very quickly and can be a great addition to the kebab or a substitute for meat for those who adhere to veganism or vegetarianism.
Champignons, like all mushrooms, are hygroscopic. Forest mushrooms need to be washed, of course, but greenhouse, cultivated ones are not worth it. Remove the foil, strip the leg at the base and marinate without salt. In mayonnaise or a mixture of sour cream and mustard.