It’s time to turn up the flavour and let your taste buds do a happy dance, because I’ve got an incredibly tasty recipe that I just can’t wait to share with you guys. Get ready to unleash the umami with these Soy Sesame Marinated Mushrooms
This recipe is incredibly easy to make, bursting with umami goodness, and completely free of any nasty additives. Plus, I’ve even got a sweetener-free option for those of you who prefer it. So let’s dive right in and get grilling!
Okay guys, not that kind of mushroom magic, but this recipe is still pretty special, and the flavour really is nothing short of magical. The star ingredient of this recipe is the mighty king oyster mushroom. These beauties are meaty, flavourful, and oh-so-versatile. They soak up flavour like a sponge and are one of the best meat alternatives going. Whether you’re a mushroom fanatic like me, or are just looking to branch out on your plant based food adventures, these Marinated Mushrooms won’t disappoint. And did you guys know that mushies are AMAZING for your gut too?!
Guys I pinky promise these skewers are SO easy to make, and totally packed with flavour. You won’t believe that they’re made with 100% whole-food ingredients, and they don’t include any of those nasty additives that you find in shop-bought marinades.
I always swear by the fact that the best things in life are the simplest. And this recipe is no different. All you need is soy sauce for that umami depth, apple cider vinegar for a pinch of tanginess, toasted sesame oil for that nutty element, plus some ginger, garlic and smoked paprika. Such a simple marinade, but trust me guys, it packs some SERIOUS flavour.
Crispy Skewer Heaven
Once the mushrooms have soaked up all the flavours in the marinade, it’s time to skewer them up and get grilling. You can use metal skewers or wooden ones soaked in water to prevent them from burning. Thread the marinated mushrooms onto the skewers, and then they’re ready to hit the grill or grill pan. Just a few minutes on each side until they’re perfect and crispy. And voila! Crispy mushroom magic. I told you guys this recipe was easy!
If you prefer things on the sweeter side, you can add a touch of sweetness to the marinade by including a natural sweetener like maple syrup. But if you’d rather keep things sugar and sweetener free, feel free to skip the maple altogether. The marinade is totally delicious without it, and that explosion of savoury goodness will still work its magic.
If you’d like things just a touch sweeter, but still want to keep this recipe sweetener free, try swapping out the soy sauce for some coconut aminos instead. You’ll still get all that rich umami goodness, but the coconut aminos has a naturally sweeter flavour profile. My go to is Coconut Merchant’s coconut aminos.
For my gluten free gang, just swap out the soy sauce for tamari and you’re all set!
These Marinated Mushrooms are perfect for some summer time BBQ grilling, as a side or appetiser, or served alongside a bed of basmati rice as the main event. I like to serve mine with some steamed tender-stem broccoli for a pop of colour, but feel free to sub in any of your favourite veggies. If you’re low carb or grain-free you can also swap out the rice for cauliflower or broccoli rice.
- 400 g king oyster mushrooms (or mushrooms of choice)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 5 tbsp soy sauce (tamari for gluten free)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp maple (optional)
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- Basmati rice
- Steamed tenderstem
- Slice the mushrooms lengthways into 3 - 4mm steps .
- Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Add mushrooms to a small baking tray and toss with marinade. Allow to soak for 15 - 20 mins. This will soften the mushrooms. Make sure they are fully coated on both side.
- If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 15 mins so they don't burn.
- Thread mushrooms bending them once or twice over themselves into an s shape onto skewers.
- Heat griddle pan or BBQ and spray with oil. Spray mushrooms with oil too and cook for 3 - 4 mins per side till chargrilled and tender. Option to grill in the oven or bake in the oven.
- Serve with basmati rice, steamed broccoli and toasted sesame seeds.