GRILLED SHERRY MUSHROOMS

GRILLED SHERRY MUSHROOMS

1 pound small to medium-sized fresh white mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup dry sherry
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preheat grill or broiler. Trim mushroom stems; halve mushrooms. In a medium bowl, combine oil, salt and pepper; add mushrooms and toss well. Transfer mushrooms to a vegetable grate or rack in a broiler pan; grill or broil until lightly browned and softened, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add garlic; cook and stir until softened and pale gold, about 1 minute. Add sherry; simmer for 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms and parsley; toss well. Serve over grilled hamburgers, or on toasted French or Italian bread as an appetizer.