Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

Are you tired of the same old boring mushroom dishes? Look no further, my friend! This marinated portabella mushrooms recipe will be the hero of your next dinner party. Not only is it easy to make, but it has a unique and enticing flavor that is sure to impress your guests.

As an assistant for a BBQ chef, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out this recipe myself and it quickly became a personal favorite. The portobello mushrooms are marinated in a delicious blend of herbs and spices, including rosemary, tarragon, oregano, and garlic. Pair that with the richness of extra virgin olive oil and the sweetness of barley malt syrup and cider vinegar, and you have yourself one mouth-watering dish.

But that’s not all – this recipe uses a stove top smoker to give the mushrooms that perfect smoky flavor without having to go through the hassle of grilling them. With just five minutes of prep time and an hour of marinating time, these smoked portobello mushrooms are ready for your taste buds to savor.

So why settle for boring mushroom dishes when you can have a delectable feast? Keep reading for the full recipe and all the tips and tricks for perfect results.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms
Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms

Are you ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride? Then buckle up, because this smoked and marinated portobello mushrooms recipe is about to become your new favorite dish!

First off, let’s start with the obvious: portobello mushrooms. These meaty, juicy fungi are not only packed with flavor but are also incredibly healthy for you. The smoky and savory seasoning will leave even the most hardcore meat-eaters satisfied and pleasantly surprised.

But what sets this recipe apart from all of the other mushroom recipes out there? The answer is simple – the marinated mushrooms elevate this dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. Infused with fresh rosemary, tarragon, oregano, and minced garlic, these mushrooms have an explosion of flavor in every bite.

Not only is it incredibly easy to prepare – it only takes 5 minutes of prep time – but it can also be used in so many ways. Whether you top a salad or a pasta dish with the smoked portobello mushrooms or use them as vegetarian burger patties, there’s no wrong way to enjoy them.

Plus, it’s perfect for anyone who loves grilled portobello mushrooms but doesn’t have access to a grill. With this recipe, you can achieve that same smoky taste and aroma using just a stove-top smoker!

Trust me, once you try these smoked and marinated portobello mushrooms, it’ll be hard to go back to any other mushroom recipe.

Ingredient List

“Juicy portobello mushrooms marinated to perfection”

Before we get started with this smokin’ hot recipe, let’s take a minute to make sure we have all of our ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

– Portobello Mushrooms

Get ready to give your taste buds the ride of their lives with these juicy and meaty mushrooms. We need 2 cups of the portabella mushroom for this recipe. You can also use portobello mushrooms, as they are the same type, but just sold under a different name.

– Marinade

A marinade is what turns these portobello mushrooms from ordinary to extraordinary. For this knockout recipe, we’ll be using a delicious blend of extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, garlic, barley malt syrup or any sweetener of your choice, cider vinegar, water and salt. The combination of these flavorful ingredients is going to make your mouth water.

– Balsamic Vinegar

To add even more flavor, we’ll be using a little bit of balsamic vinegar in the marinade.

– Portobello Mushroom Steaks

If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan option that is healthy and filling without lacking in the taste department- look no further! This dish uses huge mushroom caps like ‘steaks’ which are juicy and chewy enough to give you the taste of an actual steak but without any animal products.

– Soy Sauce (Optional)

If you want to add some umami richness to your marinade then soy sauce is an excellent choice. It adds perfect saltiness to balance out all other flavors.

Don’t worry if you don’t have all these at home- we will cover some variations and substitutions in section 5!

The Recipe How-To

“Get ready to add some sizzle to your stove top”

Step by step guide to achieving delicious smoked and marinated portobello mushrooms.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of barley malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs rosemary, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 sprigs tarragon, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 sprigs oregano, stemmed and chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Portobello mushroom steaks


  1. In a large bowl mix the water, extra virgin olive oil, cider vinegar, barley malt syrup, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar until combined.

  2. Add the minced garlic, rosemary, tarragon, oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk or stir together with a fork until fully combined.

  3. Place the portobello mushroom steaks into the marinade. Make sure that both sides are coated generously. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place into a large resealable bag.

  4. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, flipping the mushrooms once halfway through.

  5. Take out from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature for about twenty minutes while you prepare your smoker.

  6. Set up your smoker according to the manufacturer’s instructions using hickory wood chips.

  7. Preheat it to about 225 degrees Fahrenheit.

  8. Once your smoker is preheated, remove the mushrooms from the marinade.

  9. Pat off any excess marinade with a paper towel.

  10. Smoke your portobellos by placing them directly onto your smoker rack or in a smoker basket (if you have one).

  11. Close up the smoker so that smoke cannot escape.

  12. Smoke until they are tender – this should take approximately thirty minutes.

  13. Remove from smoker and serve hot!

These mushrooms can be eaten on their own or incorporated into a number of dishes like burgers or stuffed mushrooms! Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

“Who needs a grill? Your stove top smoker is all you need”

Are you an adventurous cook who likes to add a personal twist to traditional dishes? If so, you’ll want to try some of these substitutions and variations for the Stove-Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms recipe.

To begin, the recipe uses portabella mushrooms, but if you can’t find them at your local grocery store, don’t worry. You can use regular button or cremini mushrooms instead. These smaller mushrooms will soak up the flavors of the marinade just as well as their larger counterparts.

As for the marinade itself, there are a few ingredients that you can swap out or adjust to suit your tastes. For instance, instead of using barley malt syrup, you could use maple syrup or honey for a sweeter flavor profile. If you’re not a fan of tarragon or rosemary, you could substitute these herbs with thyme or basil for a milder taste.

If you’re looking for a vegan option, you can substitute the cider vinegar with white wine vinegar and replace the soy sauce with tamari or liquid aminos. These simple changes will make this dish completely suitable for plant-based eaters.

Feeling adventurous? Consider adding some diced jalapeños or red pepper flakes to give the dish some heat. You could also stuff the mushrooms with crumbled feta cheese or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor.

Remember that cooking is an art – and the kitchen is your canvas. So feel free to experiment with different taste combinations until you find one that suits your palate perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

“Perfectly cooked portobellos without leaving your kitchen”

These smoked portobello mushrooms are best served as a main dish accompanied by a side salad or vegetable. The explosion of flavors that you’ll get from these tender mushroom steaks will leave you craving for more.

If you want to try something different with this recipe, consider turning it into a burger. Simply grill the marinated mushrooms and serve them inside a toasted bun with your favorite burger toppings. You can also add them to sandwiches, wraps or tacos.

For pairing options, I highly recommend serving these smoked portobello mushrooms with a glass of red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz. The earthiness of the mushrooms will complement the richness of the wine wonderfully.

If you’re looking for a non-alcoholic option, try serving them with a cold glass of iced tea or lemonade. The sweetness and citrusy tang of these drinks will balance out the richness of the mushrooms perfectly.

As a vegan dish, this recipe pairs well with various sides such as roasted potatoes, couscous, quinoa or cauliflower rice. It’s also perfect for meatless Mondays or vegetarian feasts.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, grilling out with friends or simply want to enjoy an indulgent meal at home, these smoked portobello mushrooms will not disappoint.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Enhance the flavor with your favorite marinade”

You might want to double the recipe, trust me on this one. These smoked portobello mushrooms will make your taste buds tingle, and you never know who else might show up craving some flavorful goodness.

Fortunately, this recipe is perfect for making ahead of time. You can marinate these mushrooms for up to 24 hours in advance and then just toss them into the smoker or grill when you’re ready.

For storing, make sure to let the mushrooms cool down completely before placing them into an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll last up to 5 days stored like this if you don’t gobble them all up first.

To reheat, simply place the mushrooms onto a foil-lined baking sheet and pop them in the oven at 375°F for 10-15 minutes. This will bring back their fantastic smoky flavor and tender texture, making it feel as though they’ve been freshly grilled right before serving.

Whether it’s a mid-week dinner or a summer barbeque party you’re planning, you can get ahead of the game with these delightful mushrooms that are both convenient and irresistible! So, get ready to impress your guests with juicy, tasty, melt-in-your-mouth portabello mushroom delicacies that everyone will be raving about!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Create a savory and filling vegetarian meal in minutes”

When it comes to cooking, nothing beats the feeling of mastering a recipe and achieving perfect results every time. That’s why I’ve compiled a few tips to ensure that you nail this Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms Recipe every time you make it.

Firstly, one of the most important things to consider when making any dish is using quality ingredients. Make sure you’re using fresh portabella mushrooms, as well as extra virgin olive oil and your preferred brand of vinegar. This will not only give your mushrooms a delicious flavor but also enhances their overall appearance.

Another crucial factor is the marinating time. For this recipe, you’ll need at least an hour for the delicate flavors of rosemary, tarragon, oregano, garlic, and cider vinegar to permeate through the mushrooms fully. In addition to the marination time, it’s also vital that you don’t skip rubbing the mushroom caps with barley malt syrup before smoking them. This helps add sweetness and depth of flavor.

One common mistake people make when working with a stove top smoker is adding too much wood chips. While these chips provide excellent smoky flavors, they are also potent and can easily overpower the dish’s subtle flavors. I recommend starting with fewer wood chips than required, then adjusting slowly as you learn what works for you.

Another essential tip is avoiding overcrowding the smoker tray. Portobello mushrooms tend to shrink when cooked, which means if they’re too crowded together during smoking or grilling, they won’t cook evenly. Cooking them in small batches ensures that each mushroom receives ample heat exposure without being cramped.

Lastly, watch your cooking times closely; don’t overcook the mushrooms. They should remain firm enough to hold as “burger patties” for those who want to use them as vegetarian or vegan burger options but still have some moisture left inside. Remember that five minutes of prep time and an hour of marination with just five minutes of cooking time on medium heat on each side should do the trick unless individual preferences require otherwise.

By following these simple tips and tricks, not only can you master this recipe effortlessly but also have mouth-watering results each time you prepare it- enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re searching for a flavorful and healthy twist on your grill menu or a new recipe for your favorite vegetarian dish, this Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms recipe is the perfect fit. Not only does it require minimal prep time, but it also offers a delicious taste with its mouth-watering combination of garlic, tarragon, rosemary, and oregano.

Moreover, this recipe uses natural ingredients such as barley malt syrup, cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s also vegan-friendly, adding to its appeal.

So why not give it a try and surprise your guests’ taste buds? Whether you’re serving them grilled portobello mushroom steaks, smoked mushrooms for their burger recipe or perfectly seasoned stuffed mushrooms – this dish is sure to impress. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations or substitutions to make it entirely your own.

In the end, this Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms Recipe will be a remarkable addition to any BBQ spread or restaurant menu, and you’ll see why people love it. So get your aprons on and master the art of smoking mushrooms!

Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms

Stove Top Smoker Marinated Portabella Mushrooms Recipe

For use with a Cameron Stove Top Smoker. These mushrooms are fantastic in a tomato-arugula salad, or to add zest to an Italian sandwich.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 days
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegetarian
Servings 4 mushrooms
Calories 154 kcal


  • 4 portabella mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons hickory chips
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup barley malt syrup
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • In the Cameron, smoke 4 portobellos, using 3 tablespoons of hickory over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and keep the lid closed for 20 minutes.
  • While mushrooms are smoking, prepare marinade: Combine water,cider vinegar, barley malt syrup, extra virgin olive oil,crushed garlic,oregano, tarragon, rosemary, & salt–mix well.
  • Put the smoked mushrooms in the marinade, cover and refrigerate for three days.



Serving: 161gCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 5.8gProtein: 2.5gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 1.9gSodium: 444.4mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 1.7g
Keyword Vegetable
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