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Grilled Portabello Steaks

Grilled Portabello Steaks with Sun-Dried Tomato Tofu

4 Portabello mushroom caps

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup unsweetened pineapple juice or orange juice
¼ cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
2 tablespooons chopped green onions (green parts only)
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon dried crushed rosemary

Sun-Dried Tomato Tofu
8 ounces extra-firm tofu, cut into ½-inch rectangular slices (2 ounces each)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained
¼ cup sliced black olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Place mushrooms in a glass dish with gills up. Whisk together marinade ingredients in a small bowl, and pour over caps. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.

While mushrooms marinate, prepare Sun-Dried Tomato Tofu. Place tofu slices in an 8 x 8-inch baking dish, and drizzle with olive oil. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and olives. Add basil leaves, parsley, and garlic powder. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to broil setting while tofu marinates. Put tofu in the oven and broil for 5-7 minutes. Preheat barbecue grill. When grill is ready, place mushroom caps over heat for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time.

To serve, place grilled mushroom caps on a plate, top with tofu slices, and drizzle a tablespoon or two of the rosemary marinade over all.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size = 1 mushroom cap and 2 ounces of tofu)

Recipe Notes

  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is an alternative to soy sauce that has no added salt or preservatives. It’s a certified non-GMO (not genetically modified) liquid protein concentrate, derived from healthy soybeans, that contains 16 essential and non-essential amino acids.
  • Soy sauce contains wheat (not whole wheat) and sodium benzoate, which is a preservative. Since the goal of the Daniel Fast is to choose foods that God made instead of man-made, chemically processed foods, technically soy sauce is not allowed. However, some people may choose to modify their fast a bit, and that is totally between you and the Lord. Whatever He is leading you to do, do it. If that means eliminating soy sauce for 21 days, great. If not, that’s great, too.


  1. Holy cow, that looks awesome.

  2. Anonymous says:

    If we are not allowed yeast, are mushrooms ok since technically they are also a fungi?

  3. A mushroom is not a true vegetable in the sense that it does not have any leaves, roots, or seeds, and really does not need any light to grow. You’re right; technically, it is a fungus. However, since mushrooms are often categorized as vegetables, many people choose to include them in the Daniel Fast. This is one of those foods that can be tricky. I have included a few recipes on the blog that have mushrooms, knowing that some people will include them in their list of foods to enjoy. Others may choose not to eat them. It really becomes a matter of personal conviction. The important thing is that if you decide NOT to have mushrooms on the Daniel Fast that you abstain from eating them. The food guidelines are important because they give us boundaries (and so that we have a sense of self-denial). What we don’t want is for the food to become the focus of the fast. Thanks for your question and for visiting the blog!

  4. This was delicious.

  5. Stephanie Simpson says:

    Yumm-o! I didn’t have any sun dried tomatoes on hand, so I used fresh salsa instead. I used orange juice instead of pineapple juice as suggested. It was incredible! Thank you for making this amazing journey delicious. This is my first fast and I understand it’s about growing closer to Christ. Having guidelines that are delicious are truly appreciated. 🙂

  6. I had some leftover tomato sauce that I made with a can of diced tomatoes, and tomato paste sauteed onions, mushrooms, zucchini, sweet peppers and had a hankering for a pizza… so I sauteed 2 portabella mushrooms caps in olive oil, I made polenta, and took a scoop of the polenta and placed it in the mushroom caps, covered it with the leftover sauce and topped it with some ground macadamia nuts like you recommended in another pizza recipe – what a great dinner! I wish I would have taken a picture….Portabella-polenta pizza! Thought you might like this recipe.

  7. What a wonderful surprise! My husband loved it! Thanks for sharing this excellent meal.

  8. Richard says:

    Delicious! I was apprehensive because I made the dish for my wife and mother. I was certain to taste it first. When I did, I leaped out of my seat because it was so tasty! I have a new recipe for life. Thank you!

  9. I have been sensing the Lord wanting me to do this fast. Thank you so much for all of the recipes! It will make this time of reflection easier by not having to focus all of my time on creating recipes for my family. However, I can not eat tofu and was wondering if there was another option that can replace it in your recipes. Thanks, again!

    • Hi, Michelle! God will certainly bless you for your obedience. As far as the tofu, you can always leave it out in some recipes or use a substitute ingredient. For example, in smoothies that contain tofu, you can use avocado. Many times the tofu is optional; it’s added for those who are seeking extra protein content. Thanks for your comments and question!

  10. Hello. I just read your list, and oils were prohibited. Extra virgin olive oil is ok? ? ? Thanks for all the helpful topics

  11. John & Grace Shaddick says:

    Hello Kristen!
    This was a fantastic and tasty recipe. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tastes and texture. We tried this at the end of day 14 in our 21-day fast and it was a great and filling meal. Thank you for providing this recipe for everyone to see. We owe you our gratitude and will have to buy your book.
    Thanks again and God Bless You.

    • Great! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. And, I’m proud of you for trying something different. 🙂 May God continue to bless you richly this year as you seek Him! And, yes! Do get a copy of The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast! It’s an extremely helpful resource year-round for recipes and definitely for when you do the fast. I use it all the time!

  12. I have eaten tofu maybe once in my life… i thought it was a processed food and not allowed… could you please explain what it is?

    • Hi, Vanessa! Thanks for your question. Tofu is made from condensed soy milk that has been pressed into solid white blocks. It’s high in protein and contains a wide variety of nutrients. Since it’s made from soy, some people may choose to include tofu on their Daniel Fast. Others may not. It’s completely up to you. I include a few tofu recipes on my website for people who would like them.