Saturday, September 1, 2007

Grilling mushrooms

I've just discovered that The Joy of Cooking, of which I am a fan, has a site. And why shouldn't it? Of course, they weren't damnfool enough to put their entire recipe database online, but the tips and techniques are very handy and reliable.

The current spotlighted subject, just in time for your Labor Day cookout, is grilled 'shrooms. They state that portobellos and shiitakes are the best for grilling, but of course porcini would be even better, if you could get them and if you could afford them. Here is the recipe for grilling the tasty fungi. Remember, too, that many other veggies are suitable for grilling, such as corn on the cob, zucchini, eggplant (yikes!), thin potato slices, and tomatoes (tricky). The harder veggies like potatoes should be zapped beforehand in the ole microwave before placing on the grill.

Other Labor Day food ideas can be had by perusing the "Recipes" label of this blog, to the right. A sure crowd pleaser for this season, not to be missed, is the bread with tomatoes.