I'm happy to say tonight's new found recipe/meal was a big success. Give it a try if you so dare. It's got the Wife's approval for a repeat so that says a lot. Most of the recipe was taken from Vegetarian Times.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
large P-mushrooms, stems removed, gills scraped out (easy to do with a spoon)
bottle of red wine (chardoney, syrah, merlot) use 2 cups for the recipe, the cook drinks the rest
chop up 1/4 cup of onion
chop up a garlic clove
whole wheat hamburger rolls
your favorite normal burger garnish
1. after cleaning the rooms, poke holes in the tops but don't break them. stick them in a baking dish
2. combine wine, onions, garlic, pepper and thyme in a small saucepan. bring to boil reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. pour over the rooms, cover and marinate for 1-2 hours.
3. get your grill hot, gently throw the rooms on it, toss out the liquid, keep drinking the bottle.
4. grill for 5 minutes on each side.
Done deal. The flavor is outrageous but you have to like mushrooms.
Next time instead of wine i might marinate in italian dressing for a different flavor. Oh and adding a slice of mozzarella cheese would do nicely too.