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Mushrooms don't exactly have a reputation for stealing the spotlight come dinnertime. They're more of a stick-to-the-sidelines kind of side dish. But not if you give them the A-list treatment. Enter: these balsamic garlic grilled mushroom skewers from Closet Cooking, which most definitely have star potential.
If you're on the fence about making this recipe tonight, please be aware that it only requires two steps.
Step 1: Marinate shrooms.
Step 2: Grill shrooms.
That's it. In just two steps, you'll have mushrooms that will have all of the mains on your table feeling the heat.
Now that you're convinced, here's the lowdown: Marinate thickly sliced button mushrooms in the same way that you would when prepping a big hunk of meat for the grill. This simple marinade is made with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, chopped garlic, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper. Since mushrooms are super absorbent, you only have to wait about 30 minutes for them to get saturated with flavor.
Before threading the mushrooms onto wooden skewers, soak the sticks first to ensure that they don't burn once you place them on the grill. After that, throw them over medium-high heat until the mushrooms have a slight char in the form of highly covetable grill marks.
The end result is smoky, meaty, caramelized, and full of flavor. Serving these mushrooms on skewers really elevates their presentation, thus making them the star of the show. For once, mushrooms get the respect that they deserve.
→ Get the Recipe: Balsamic Garlic Grilled Mushroom Skewers from Closet Cooking