Grilled Portabello Mushrooms with Fresh Corn Salsa

INGREDIENTS

For the grilled mushrooms:

  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stemmed and wiped clean
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 or 2 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • salt to taste

For the corn relish:

  • 2 ears corn, husks removed and washed
  • 1 large red pepper, washed, seeded and cut into 1/4″ dice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the grill or broiler. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Add the olive oil slowly and stir until blended.

Brush the portobellos with the tamari-balsamic vinaigrette. Grill or broil the mushrooms for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through and softened.

Prepare the corn relish. Cut the corn off the cob and put in a medium bowl. Add the red pepper, green onions and parsley. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.

Heat the olive oil in a small pan, add the vegetable mixture and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes or just until the corn loses its raw taste. If your corn is very fresh, sweet and tender, this step is not necessary. Just add the olive oil to the raw vegetables and stir to combine.

To assemble: Place a portobello mushroom on each of 4 large plates. Spoon some of the corn relish on top of each mushroom.

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