Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms – with a sage-thyme rub

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Description

Grilled shiitakes are a nearly perfect side with steak. I especially like them when I use a grill pan. I brush the stemmed mushrooms with olive oil, and work in a bit of a gentle rub. I grill them first, so that any bits of mushroom that adhere to the grill pan add extra flavor to the steak.

Yield 4 Servings

Ingredients

Procedure

  1. Grind salt and all spices and herbs with a mortar and pestle (or in a spice grinder).
  2. Sprinkle a little of the rub on the gill-side of each mushroom. Follow with a gentle brush of olive oil, using the brush to work the rub into the gills.
  3. Combine any remaining rub with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and use this to brush the tops of the mushrooms.
  4. Preheat grill pan over medium high heat (or grill on high setting). Grill the shiitakes, turning occasionally so they cook evenly. If using a grill pan, cook the shiitakes before the steak. They're great at room temperature and the steak will pick up a little flavor from the bits of mushroom that stick to the pan.

Notes

How to Rub a Flank Steak (and Shiitakes) the Right Way

rub for shiitakes

 

shiitakes prepped to grill

shiitakes prepped to grill

 


Andy Broder - KitchenThink



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