June 13, 2008

Grilled Rapini & Mushrooms



Ingredients:

1/2 lb rapini
10 oz sliced mushrooms
salt

for the vinaigrette
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon pomegranate infused balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
pepper




Directions:
Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside. Sprinkle the mushrooms and rapini with salt. Toss the rapini and mushrooms with the dressing. Place on a perforated grill pan. Place on the rack and cook until cooked through but not crispy, tossing occasionally-the time will depend on the grill you are using. Serve hot!




My thoughts:
Welcome to another edition of My Grill Friday!

my grill friday

I was pleased to find out that the rapini is more than hardy enough to stand up to grilling. The vinaigrette really accents the greens. I've found there aren't a lot of vegetarian/vegan recipes for the grill out there. While this one isn't exactly a main dish by itself, it could be if you tossed with with some pasta or quinoa. It is surprisingly filling. It is also a great side dish for meat or fish as-is.

grilled rapini and mushrooms

Stay tuned for more recipes for the grill including more vegetables, options for the meat eaters and even desserts every Friday until Labor Day.

5 comments:

  1. Oh I saw this in the corner of your pork chop picture the other day, and was keeping my fingers crossed you would post what it was. I love pretty much anything with mushrooms.

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  2. This is the first summer we don't have space to grill since moving to a townhouse. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to read your blog every Friday and drool.

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  3. Have never heard of rapini before, but it certainly looks rather green and delicious. I like how you came up with something unorthodox for the grill! Looks really good :)

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  4. I love this dish. I'm open to cooking just about anything on the grill - I'm a Southern Cali girl, maybe it's in my blood. But even I, have never thought to put mushrooms on the gril like this - on a kebab maybe - but not like this.
    I love the it, thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Kudos for doing it on a charcoal grill!

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