Multi Culture Mushrooms

Posting this in January for all those trying out Veganuary.  I think mushrooms are 1 of the best meat substitutes around, particularly these larger ones.  Incredibly versatile, tasty, nutritious and adaptable.  Here are a few ideas for what to do with them. 

Ingredients

ASIAN

  • Spread the base with 1 tsp of red miso paste
  • Add tempeh (plain) cut into small cubes
  • Add a sprinkle of nori seaweed flakes

MOROCCAN

  • Spread the base with 1 tsp of rose harissa paste
  • Add chickpeas & sesame seeds
  • Add fresh coriander

MEDITERRANEAN

  • Spread the base with pesto sauce
  • Add nutritional yeast, chopped red pepper & pine nuts,
  • Add fresh basil

 

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180 / 160 fan
  2. Oil your baking tray / dish a little, where the mushrooms are going to sit
  3. Load up the toppings, and you may like to finish with a little spray of oil again to ensure the mushrooms don’t dry out.
  4. My mushrooms cooked in about 12 minutes BUT please check after 10 minutes, the size and density of the mushroom will determine cooking time.

Other ideas—

BRITISH

  • Wholegrain mustard, chopped apple, chopped walnuts, sage

MEXICAN

  • Tomato salsa, sliced avocado, sweetcorn, fajita seasoning

FRENCH

  • Garlic paste, puy lentils, thyme, roasted hazelnuts

Servings:

2 per person

Ready In:

5 mins prep + 10 – 15 mins cooking

Good For:

Anytime

Health Benefits

Mushrooms are a type of fungi, the most popular type being white button mushrooms.  They are rich in potassium, phosphorous, selenium, fibre, and some B vitamins.  Mushrooms are over 90% water.

Did you know, if you store mushrooms on your windowsill to catch some sun, or they have been grown in sunlight, they are the best plant source of vitamin D.   Vitamin D acts like a hormone in the body, having so many functions for us. Mushrooms are thought to be effective at reducing blood fat levels, and to have anti-biotic properties. 

Mushrooms by themselves are not an amazing source of protein, however they do lend themselves to be easily paired with protein sources such as nuts, beans lentils (for plant based eaters) and with rich meat dishes (for meat eaters).

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Low Sugar

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Vegetarian

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Vegan

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Gluten Free

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