grilled organic shiitake mushroomsThese grilled shiitake mushrooms are great for Meatless Mondays! They can replace any burger with their rich, earthy flavored meat or serve them as a side dish to just about any meal. Research has confirmed mushrooms as a power food for their cancer fighting properties. The bonus,  they are super easy to make!

Start your weekend grilling off with a quick and satisfying meal. Grilled shiitake mushrooms are a great way to liven up your favorite pasta dish.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

4 – 6 large shiitake mushrooms* – stems trimmed and brushed clean with a paper towel
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, or juice from 2 lemons
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves smashed (with the side of a knife), skins removed & chopped fine
3-4 anchovy fillets
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh marjoram
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

In a small food processor or blender, puree the lemon juice, olive oil and anchovies. Transfer to a bowl and stir in fresh herbs and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place marinade and mushrooms in a large bowl so marinade will cover the mushroom caps and marinate for at least 20 minutes and or up to 1 hour.

To Grill Mushrooms:

Place mushrooms over medium low heat on grill, gill side up. Grill mushrooms, until marked and softened about 4 minutes. Turn mushrooms and grill about 1-2 minutes (be careful as to not char the gills), until fork tender. Serve immediately.

*Use Portobello mushrooms if you can’t find the large shitakes. Portobellos, depending on their size, will probably take longer to cook.

Note: Because you follow an organic lifestyle, OrganicAuthority.com recommends using certified organic ingredients, when available, in all recipes to maximize flavors and nutrition while minimizing your risk of exposure to pesticides, chemicals and preservatives.