Braai with mushrooms

Posted on Sep 23rd, 2013

You don’t just have to have meat on the braai. Make your braai more interesting with these delicious mushroom recipes.

Mushrooms are the perfect side dish for a braai. The high water content in mushrooms ensures that they stay moist under the high, direct heat of the braai. Make Braai Day even more delicious with these quick and tasty mushroom recipes.

Bacon wrapped mushrooms

Wrap bacon strips around 24 white button mushrooms and secure each one with a toothpick. Dip the mushrooms in a ready-made barbeque sauce and place on the grill. Keep turning until the bacon is crisp.

Instead of wrapping the mushrooms in bacon, you can also combine 2 Tbs olive oil, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 Tbs chopped basil and the grated rind and juice of one lemon. Spoon the mixture over 300g of big brown mushrooms and leave to stand for 5 minutes, before putting on the braai.

Mushroom Burger

Simply brush a two big brown mushrooms with a teaspoon of olive oil and rub it with rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes, turning half way through. Use the mushrooms as the bun and serve with your favourite toppings for great taste without the calories and cholesterol of a regular burger.