- Active time:30 min
- Start to finish:55 min
This dish was inspired by the fresh mushrooms that Gina Miraglia Eriquez and Anna Tasca Lanza picked from Lanza’s garden while Miraglia Eriquez was visiting her cooking school, conducted at the Tasca d’Almerita Winery (214-373-1161).
fresh orange juice
fresh lemon juice
large oyster mushrooms, stems trimmed
coarse sea salt (preferably Sicilian)
a perforated grill sheet
Whisk together juices, vinegar, and oil in a large bowl. Toss mushrooms with vinaigrette and marinate 15 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to another bowl with tongs, reserving vinaigrette.
Prepare grill for cooking. If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom of grill, then light charcoal. Charcoal fire is hot when you can hold your hand 5 inches above rack for 1 to 2 seconds. If using a gas grill, preheat burners on high, covered, 10 minutes, then reduce heat to moderately high.
Grill mushrooms in 3 batches on oiled grill sheet set on grill rack, with grill covered only if using gas grill, turning frequently, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer to vinaigrette as grilled, then toss with sea salt.
- If your sea salt is very granular and pebblelike, crush it using the flat side of a large heavy knife or the bottom of a heavy skillet.
- If you’re unable to grill outdoors, mushrooms can be grilled in batches in a lightly oiled well-seasoned ridged grill pan over moderately high heat, turning frequently, about 5 minutes per batch.