Fresh or dried, in any and all varieties, mushrooms are undoubtedly a weakness of mine, and so it was with some disquiet to find recently that I had gone two whole weeks without eating them in any substantial quantity! No wonder the craving hit with a vengeance. A breakfast out with a good friend failed to satisfy the need, yielding a very disappointing amount of miniscule mushrooms in a vegetable and egg skillet. So with a light dinner of an Asian-style roasted broccoli with miso-tahini-tamari sauce already mapped out, I decided to quickly fix the craving with these fast and easy teriyaki mushrooms to go along with the broccoli.
Quickly pan-fried over high heat to keep the juices in, these mushrooms are plump and tender and glazed in a simple and zesty homemade teriyaki sauce with a little garlic, ginger and dried red chili flakes to give them a delightful little kick. I really don't quite understand why anyone would bother with a store-bought teriyaki sauce when it's almost the easiest possible sauce to make at home with the quality ingredients you may already have in your pantry or can easily obtain — just a little tamari or soy sauce, rice vinegar and sugar. No more than 10 minutes prep and 10 minutes cooking, and you have a delicious and attractive side dish for any Asian-themed meal and a quick fix for mushroom lovers at that — double or triple the recipe if you're going to be feeding a few people. I also fried up some cashews and tossed them with the mushrooms to give the dish a little extra texture and because, well, fried cashews are always a treat in their own right.
|Teriyaki Mushrooms and Cashews|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on September 25, 2013
Cashews and big plump pieces of fresh mushroom quickly pan-fried in a zesty and easy homemade teriyaki sauce — a great side dish for an Asian meal
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes
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More mushroom goodness from Lisa's Kitchen:
Mushrooms Paprika (Houby Paprikas)
Stuffed Mushrooms with Goat Cheese
Thai Mushroom Soup with Coconut
Walnut Mushroom Spread