Simple summer eating!
I am back with my next recipe in the Australian Mushroom Growers “Summer Mushrooms” campaign! It’s such fun to be involved in creating Aussie mushie recipes alongside some great foodie bloggers. You can find their recipes here.
Mushrooms are such a great superfood. They are nutrient rich, flavour rich, high in bioactive compounds (that means they are really good for you), easily available and affordable.
This recipe makes a great starter for a barbeque – hand around a platter and use the herby sauce as a dipper. You could also pop them on a big bed of rocket and drizzle with the sauce and serve as a side dish.
It takes no time at all to whack everything onto a skewer and whizz up the sauce while you are waiting for them to cook. Get the family involved in helping you – kids love skewers!
Mushroom and Haloumi Kebabs
Vital Stats: Vegetarian, grain free, gluten free, nut free, egg free, sugar free
Okay this is what you need:
24 Aussie button mushrooms
1 large red capsicum
olive oil for brushing
1/2 bunch basil
1/2 bunch mint
2 tablespoons extra virgin Australian olive oil
1 small garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon lemon juice
black pepper and pink salt to taste
Okay this is what you do:
Soak 8 small or 4 large bamboo skewers in water.
Wipe the mushrooms gently with wet paper towel or a microfibre fruit and vegetable cloth.
Cut the haloumi and the capsicum into cubes, a similar size to the mushrooms.
Thread the mushrooms, haloumi and capsicum onto the skewers.
Brush with olive oil. Cook under a hot grill or on the bbq – about ten minutes or until soft and starting to brown.
While that’s cooking, make the herby sauce. It’s actually called a pistou – sort of like pesto but without the cheese and nuts!
Throw the herbs, oil, garlic, juice, salt and pepper into a food processor or thermomix and blitz until combined. I like mine a bit chunky but keep processing if you like it smooth.
To serve, just pour the herby sauce over the kebabs or put it on the side in a dipping bowl.
For more info and amazing recipes using mushrooms, check out the Australian Mushroom Growers website or Facebook page.
Do you cook mushrooms on the barbie? Share your ideas with us.