Grilled Oyster Mushrooms with Chimichurri
Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and topped with a spicy chimichurri, these oyster mushrooms make a wonderful light summer meal.
mushrooms | grill | chimichurri
Grilled mushrooms are a staple of cookouts that everyone can enjoy—vegetable and meat-lovers alike. Chef Rick Lopez of
in Austin, TX uses oyster mushrooms because of their chewy, meaty texture. Instead of chopping them, Chef Lopez opts to grill the mushrooms whole, which not only makes for a beautiful presentation, but also creates steak-like pieces that are tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, thanks to our
Grill Frying Pan
The fresh chimichurri uses not only herbs, but the greens from the radishes for extra heat. Serve with an arugula salad for the perfect balance of raw and grilled for a light summer meal everyone will love.
For the chimichurri:
garlic cloves, minced
cup white wine vinegar
teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
cup grapeseed oil
cups baby arugula
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
For the Grilled Mushrooms:
pounds oyster mushrooms (preferably in large clusters)
Grapeseed oil or other neutral oil, for grilling
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
To make the chimichurri, pick the leaves and tender stems from the mint, cilantro, and parsley (discard tougher stems). Reserve half of the herb leaves for the herb salad. Finely chop mint (about ½ cup chopped), cilantro (about 6 Tbsp. chopped), and parsley (about ½ cup chopped) along with all the radish greens (about ½ cup chopped).
Add the chopped herbs to a large bowl with garlic, shallot, and jalapeño and mix to combine. Add vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes and mix well. Add oil, stirring with a fork to combine. The chimichurri should be loose and able to be drizzled with a spoon. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Chill until ready to use; makes about 3 cups.
Slice the oyster mushrooms into 1”-thick steaks, keeping part of the root attached for easier grilling. Brush one side with a little grapeseed oil and season generously with salt and lightly with pepper.
Grill Frying Pan
on the grill (or a
on a stovetop) over medium-high until hot, 3–5 minutes. Lightly oil cooking surface and sear the mushrooms (oiled-side down) until browned, 4–5 minutes. Brush the other side of mushrooms with oil, season with salt and pepper, and flip. Cook until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, 4–5 minutes more.
Place grilled mushrooms on a
and drizzle 1–2 tablespoons chimichurri over each mushroom “steak.”
Add the arugula, reserved minced herbs, and sliced radishes to a large bowl. Drizzle a few spoonfuls of the chimichurri onto the salad and toss to combine. Add to platter alongside grilled mushrooms and serve.