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Has Anyone Ever Smoked Mushrooms?

kmelleckerkmellecker Posts: 331
edited 6:48AM in EggHead Forum
We found an interesting bread pudding recipe that calls for smoked mushrooms. Our local supermarket has never heard of such a thing but it sounds like an interesting concept. We bought some Portabella mushrooms and are now waiting for the wisdom of the Forum members to tell us what to do next.
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  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    I was in Amsterdam a few years ago.... oh wait, never mine. :blush:
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  • Never smoked one, but have been known to grill a few.

    A little Roma tomatoe, a little Fontina cheese, some fresh Basil, a little EVOO, and a sprinkle of Montreal Steak seasoning.

    Pretty darn tasty IMO

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  • I need smoked mushrooms for this recipe, but yours is next on the list. Is the Roma tomato thinly sliced and placed under the cheese? Looks wonderful.
    (Sorry for the delay in response, my computer went sideways)
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  • Yep, cover the Romas and the basil with the Fontina. Kinda makes a little Portabella pizza.
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  • That's an interesting question. Usually, when a recipe calls for something a bit out if the ordinary, there's a reference or suggestion as to where to find the item in question. I love grilled mushrooms, usually skewered with red bell peppers and sweet onions. Mushrooms take on flavor like a sponge and I would be somewhat skeptical treating them like typical smoked items like jerky, bacon or fish. I think you would get the same effect by grilling them with a bit of whatever smoke you like, maybe hickory, pecan or a mild fruit wood like apple. Looking forward to seeing other replies.

    Joe
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  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,839
    We love smoked mushrooms. Do you have a firewire or some skewers? Slide them on, raised grid, about 300, or so, for a half hour. I use a little oak wood for these. They are great. :P
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  • Yeah, back in college, but I found Jesus. Only smoke pork now. :laugh:
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  • Mostly I do a stuffed portabella. Marinate it and then a stuffing of some sort with cheese atop....They are GOOD!!!
    However, yes you can smoke mushrooms.
    I have done smaller "button" types as appetizers. I do pretty much the same as hornhonk, but I hold my temp a bit lower (about 250 F.) and a bit longer. I use either apple or cherry smoke-wood.
    Not sure, but I'm thinking that mine may turn out a little drier with the longer smoke time...But, hey, with out a side by side who knows! No matter, they're good.
    Have fun!
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  • Thank you everyone for the input. Hornhonk and Mr.&Mrs Potatohead for the smoking ideas. I will go with the raised grid direct and I think I will put them on a cooling rack for support. I'll let you know the outcome.
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