Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Basil Oil
MAKES 4 SERVINGS
4 portobello mushrooms, brushed and cleaned and stemmed
Basil oil or other flavored oil or olive oil for coating.
2 Tsp minced garlic
4 hamburger buns, split
Salt and ground pepper
Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over high heat.
Brush both portobello mushroom caps with basil oil. Grill the portobellos, top side down, directly over high heat until liquid forms in the gills and the top is grill-marked, 2-4 minutes. Turn over, emptying any liquid into the fire. Grill for 1-2 minutes longer and turn again. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon garlic into each mushroom, along with a little more basil oil. Cook 1-2 minutes longer.
For last 2-3 minutes of cooking, toast hamburger buns on th grill. Place grilled portobello mushrooms on the buns, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.