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A grill is the best equipment that you can use in order to cook mushrooms. Mushrooms contain a lot of water so they will be cooked well even when cooked on high heat. The more that the mushroom loses water, the more the flavor of the mushroom will increase. You can also add other seasoning and herbs to improve the taste of the mushroom further.
It is best that you know how to cook mushrooms properly otherwise you may end up with odd-tasting mushrooms that you cannot enjoy.
Take Note of the Size of the Mushrooms
You can cook all edible mushrooms no matter what the size of the mushroom is but you will cook the mushrooms differently. For example, a large mushroom, something like a portobello mushroom can be placed directly on the grill. Take note that all mushrooms that are larger than the spaced in between the grates can be cooked directly on the grill.
If you are cooking smaller mushrooms, it is best that you will place them on a skewer before grilling because they can become smaller as they lose their water content. Remember that mushrooms are delicate and they can break down easily. You do not want them to break down while you are cooking them, right?
Preparing Your Mushrooms
There is an ongoing debate about whether mushrooms should be rinsed with water or not. Some people prefer brushing the mushrooms one by one and this can take a lot of time. You can rinse the mushrooms briefly in water before cooking just to make sure that the dirt from the mushrooms will be fully removed.
It will be up to you if you are going to leave the stems of the mushroom. You are recommended to remove the dry parts of the mushroom but if you need the stems for your dish, you can easily leave them on.
Seasoning Your Mushrooms
Your mushroom should have the right amount of flavor. You can marinate the mushrooms first before cooking or place sauce on the mushrooms before you grill them. Some people prefer seasoning the mushrooms while they are being cooked on the grill.
Since mushrooms can dry out easily, you are recommended to use an oil-based marinade so you can continuously baste the mushrooms while you are grilling them. If you are going to marinade the mushrooms ahead of time, you can prepare them a day or two before grilling.
If you do not want to marinade and you just want to season your mushroom, choose the right flavors wisely. It will make a lot of difference with the flavors you are going to get. If in case you are preparing mushroom as a side dish, you can marinade or season the mushrooms the same way that you have marinated or seasoned your main dish so the flavors will not fight each other.
Cleaning and preparing mushrooms may seem complicated in the beginning but as long as you know what to do, it will not be too hard.