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Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction ~ #SundaySupper

Grilled mushrooms simply dressed with a Merlot reduction.

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Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that provide the most pleasure. For example:

  • Fresh picked radishes layered on a chewy hunk of buttered bread, drizzled with fruity olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse salt.
  • Thick slices of homegrown tomatoes between layers of creamy mozzarella cheese.
  • Vibrant green tea poured over ice and muddled berries.

Food doesn’t have to be complicated. Often times, fresh ingredients prepared simply make the best dishes. This recipe for grilled mushrooms with merlot reduction is perfectly uncomplicated in honor of summer simplicity.

Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction | www.themessybakerblog.com

This week the #SundaySupper crew is celebrating the grill with Gallo Family Vineyards.

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Honestly, it’s too dang hot to turn on the oven.

And, what cookout is complete without wine?

Every grill master deserves a glass of vino while flipping burgers, and Gallo Family Vineyards offers the perfect selection of wine for the job.

Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction | www.themessybakerblog.com

This week we had the pleasure of sipping on their Sweet White Blend and Merlot. I prefer a sweet and light-bodied wine in summer. Gallo Family Vineyards’ Sweet White Blend is perfect chilled. It’s light with hints of melon and fruity peach.

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Since I love cooking with wine, I found their Merlot the perfect addition to this recipe. It’s the perfect balance of smooth and dry. This medium-bodied wine is mildly oaky with hints of black cherry and sweet plum. 

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I made the drizzle by combining Merlot, balsamic, and a touch of honey. I reduced the mixture in a small saucepan over medium-low heat to create a slightly thick syrup to drizzle over the grilled mushrooms.

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I used my favorite grilling tool, my grill basket, to cook the mushrooms. The mushrooms come together in just a few minutes. Drizzle them with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and grill for 6-8 minutes until tender. The key to perfectly cooked or grilled mushrooms is salting them at the end. Never salt mushrooms at the beginning or you’ll end up with steamed mushrooms instead of browned mushrooms.

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Drizzle the grilled mushrooms with the Merlot reduction. Enjoy as a side or spoon over grilled steak.

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Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction

Simply grilled cremini mushrooms drizzled with a Merlot and balsamic reduction. Enjoy them as a side or spoon them over grilled steak.

Yield: 10 ounces

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

Grilled Mushrooms:

1 (10-ounce) package cremini mushrooms

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper

Merlot Reduction:

1 cup Merlot (such as Gallo)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

Directions:

Preheat your propane or charcoal grill.

Merlot Reduction: Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk to combine. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium-low heat. Cook until the sauce reduces to 1/4 cup, about 30 minutes. The reduction should resemble a loose syrup.

Clean your mushrooms with a dry tea towel to remove any excess dirt or particles. Place the mushrooms in a small bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Transfer the mushrooms to an outdoor grill basket. Cook over high heat for 6-8 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt before you remove the pan from the grill.

Place the grilled mushrooms in a serving bowl and drizzle with the merlot reduction. Serve as a side or spoon over steak.

If you don't own a grilling basket, you can use bamboo skewers instead. Place the skewers in shallow water for 10 minutes before grilling so they don't catch on fire.

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Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

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66 Responses to “Grilled Mushrooms with Merlot Reduction ~ #SundaySupper”

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    Renee — July 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

    Those mushrooms look so good! I bet they are amazing with that Merlot reduction.

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Thank you, Renee!

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    Shannon @VillageGirlBlog — July 13, 2014 at 6:43 am

    These look amazing! I love the Merlot and Balsamic combination. Yum!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Thanks, Shannon!

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    Hezzi-D — July 13, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Mushrooms and merlot are a perfect pairing.

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:51 am

      I couldn’t agree more, Hezzi! Thank you.

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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — July 13, 2014 at 7:41 am

    I love mushrooms, these sound perfect for steaks or chops!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Cindy, they’re so good spooned over steak. Thanks!

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    Liz — July 13, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Jennie, these mushrooms would be the perfect side for ANY entree! In fact, I’d even eat a bowl for breakfast…yum!!!!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Liz, I ate the bowl after I made/photographed them yesterday. They are so good. Thank you!

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    Shaina — July 13, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Yummm! Grilled mushrooms, or any kind of mushrooms, are such a delicious side dish. Merlot was a great choice to use with them!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thanks, Shaina!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — July 13, 2014 at 8:48 am

    These mushrooms are perfection. . love love love a good merlot reduction. . totally brings out the earthiness and flavor even more! delicious!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thank you so much, Alice!

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    Katie — July 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Wow…these mushrooms look seriously spectacular! Drool…..

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks, Katie!

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    Tammi @ Momma's Meals — July 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

    What a great pairing Jennie! I love the idea of the merlot and mushrooms and even more so with grilling them!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks, Tammi. Grilled ‘shrooms are my new favorite side.

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    Heather // girlichef — July 13, 2014 at 10:18 am

    mmmmm…Balsamic + honey + Merlot = heaven. I’m pretty sure I could just eat a whole bowl of these and call it dinner!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Totally agree, Heather. I took down the entire bowl yesterday after its photography shoot. Thanks!

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    Amy Kim — July 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Gorgeous photos!!

    And I love this recipe…no fuss and easy!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Ooo! I so want to try these! Gorgeous photos, Jennie! Love the styling and the props!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Anna!

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    Betsy @ Desserts Required — July 13, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I love grilled mushrooms with red wine. Thank you for the salting tip. I did not know this!!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      You are so welcome, Betsy. Thank you!

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    Alida — July 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Only you could make something as simple as grilled mushrooms look absolutely GORGEOUS! These would be delicious over a tasty steak!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      You are so sweet, Alida. Thank you so much.

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    Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) — July 13, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I want some of these mushrooms right now! I would serve them with a nice juicy steak…or maybe with a bed of cheesy grits. Num!!!

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      I never thought about spooning them over grits. Great idea, Wendy. And, thank you!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — July 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I am reaching through the scrreen to get your gorgeous ‘shrooms.

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    • Jennie replied July 13th, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Reach away, Dorothy.

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    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere — July 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Great idea to pair the Merlot with balsamic. Those must be some stellar mushrooms!

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    • Jennie replied July 14th, 2014 at 6:35 am

      They are definitely flavorful. Thank you so much, Sarah!

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    Choc Chip Uru — July 14, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Wow, you make mushrooms look super gorgeous my friend! How do you do it? :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    • Jennie replied July 14th, 2014 at 6:36 am

      You are so sweet, Uru. Thank you!

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    Amy @ Fearless Homemaker — July 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Oh, I love love love mushrooms and these look SO good. Would you believe I’ve never attempted to cook ’em on the grill? Such a good idea! And that merlot reduction? Swoooon.

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:53 am

      They are so good on the grill, Amy. Once you go grill, you never go back :) Thank you!

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    Julia — July 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Uncomplicated food is my favorite kind!! I absolutely LOVE mushrooms cooked with wine, and can you believe I’ve never grilled mushrooms before? Love this idea and will definitely try it out next time I fire up the grill.

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Girl, you are going to love grilled ‘shrooms. I see a grilled ‘shroom addiction in your future.

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    Julie — July 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    We just got a grill basket this summer, and it has been a game-changer! Can’t wait to try these mushrooms!

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:54 am

      The grill basket is my favorite tool for the grill. Happy grilling!

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    Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — July 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    WOW those mushrooms look amazing! I just want to reach through my screen and gobble them up!

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Thanks, Bobbi!

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    Susan — July 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    These look so good Jennie! Perfect with some steak! Loving your photos too. Pinned!

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Thank you so much, Susan!

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    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — July 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Gorgeous and simple recipe! I need a grill basket and then I need a glass of wine. Yep!

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    • Jennie replied July 15th, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Wine always makes everything better. Thanks, Stef!

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    Terra — July 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Such a gorgeous recipe! I would need a steak grilled to compliment this lovely recipe! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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    Rog — July 18, 2014 at 12:45 am

    hmm I love to try this at home too. Looks so delicious and so healthy..

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