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April 2010


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Portabella Mushroom Burgers

April 23, 2010

winesense_icon[1]This Recipe was created for this year’s Limited Edition Italian Brunello. One would think that it would have been paired with a traditional Italian dish and it would certainly be a perfect match. But this recipe is really just great example of the versatility of this wine. The meaty, grilled Portabella’s could also just as easily be replaced with a grilled burger or steak. 

So if you are lucky enough to have one of the Sold Out Italian Brunello kits you have a wine that will work with many meals!


Mmmmmmushroom Burgers!

6 Portabella Mushrooms

3 Red Peppers (halved)

1 tsp Finely Minced Garlic

1 tsp Basil

¼ cup Olive Oil

¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar

¼ cup Winexpert Selection Limited Edition Italian Brunello

Combine garlic, basil, oil, vinegar and Italian Brunello in a long flat bottomed food container and mix thoroughly. De-stem the Portabella mushrooms. Add the Portabella mushrooms and red peppers to the mixture, cover with a tight fitting lid and shake.

Place in fridge for about 30 minutes to marinade.

Grill the mushrooms and red peppers on the BBQ for about 10-15 minutes. When ready to serve, place a red pepper over the mushroom, top with your favourite toppings and favourite cheese and serve on a bun.

Not lucky enough to have the Limited Edition Italian Brunello? You can substitute with an Italian Sangiovese or Chianti.

Bon Apetit,

Wine Sense

Filed under: Recipes by Craig


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