When you want that meaty taste, that umami, Portobello mushrooms are the way to go. Their flavor is rich, earthy, and meaty. Portobello mushrooms are even the perfect burger shape. You can grill the caps whole as in this Portobello Burger With Caramelized Onions and Tempeh Bacon.
Did you know that Both cremini and portobello mushrooms sport a dark brown color and a smooth cap, and boast a deep savory flavor. Despite their difference in diameter, these mushrooms look and taste pretty similar — and for good reason. The difference between these two brown mushroom is age. Portobello mushrooms are simply the mature version of cremini mushrooms harvested when they’re fully grown.