Portobello Mushroom Burger or Buns
Portobello mushrooms are delicious and versatile, they can easily be substituted for the burger or the bun at the cookout. Portobello mushrooms are loaded with a photochemical that has anticancer properties, they are also an excellent source of B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, B6 and B12. And they contain cholesterol reducing compounds as well as being anti-inflammatory.
portobello mushroom per person if having as a grilled entree
2 per person if using as a bun. I trim the bottom of the mushroom to get a flatter surface for toasting grilling.
Brush mushroom top clean with a moist paper towel. Remove stem and trim bottom.
Lightly brush mushroom with oil and season with salt & pepper
Grill 1-2 minutes a side on a grill or pre-heated grill pan. You can also toast in a toaster.
You really can have your burger and eat it too! The preparation is basically the same if you decide to use the portobellos as the burger, or use 2 as the bun for a burger or grilled item. If you are serving the portobello as an entree you can cook it a minute or 2 longer and add some chopped fresh herbs after you remove it from the heat. It is delicious wrapped in a lettuce leaf and topped with your favorite burger fixings.[br][br]As a bun, 2 portobellos makes one hefty sandwich serving, perfect for cutting in half and sharing. Each portobello has only about 20 calories per cap!