Dietician's Tip: Because of their larger size and firmer texture, portobello mushrooms are good candidates for stuffing or grilling. They have a satisfying taste and texture with virtually no fat or sodium.
- 4 large portobello mushrooms
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove their stems. Place in a glass dish, stemless (gill) side up.
To prepare the marinade, in a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, pineapple juice and ginger. Drizzle the marinade over the mushrooms. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, turning mushrooms once.
Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.
Grill or broil the mushrooms on medium heat, turning often, until tender, about 5 minutes on each side. Baste with marinade to keep from drying out. Using tongs, transfer the mushrooms to a serving platter. Garnish with basil and serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Serving size: 1 mushroom
- Calories 65
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Monounsaturated fat Trace
- Saturated fat Trace
- Sodium 15 mg
- Total carbohydrate 13 g
- Dietary fiber 2 g
- Protein 3 g
- Serving size 1 mushroom
- Total fat Trace