Grilled Portobello Mushroom on Basil Leaves
- 4 Portobello mushrooms
- a bunch of large basil leaves
- half a cup of extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt and cracked black pepper
- 3 garlic cloves
I peeled the portobello mushrooms and removed their storks. In a bowl I soaked the portobello mushrooms in the extra virgin olive oil and massaged every last bit of the oil into each mushroom. I add shredded basil leaves taken from the smaller leaves that are too small to use as the wafer on which I would later serve the grilled portobello mushrooms on. I diced up the garlic cloves and sprinkle over the portobello mushrooms. I add the sea salt and cracked black pepper and then place on a hot grill on the BBQ. I like to cook the mushrooms for at least 2 minutes on either side.
Once removed from the grill I placed the portobello mushrooms onto shallow dish and sliced into pie shapes. I tend to cut approximately 8 pieces per mushroom. With the juices oozing out of the cut mushroom, the pieces marinate in the amazing combination of flavors. I then place each pie piece on an individual basil leaf and serve.