Baked “bacon” shiitake mushrooms are crispy, healthy and delicious. We have been eating them as a snack, on salads, pasta and over crostini. You can choose your own way to add this yummy ingredient to any meal and I guarantee you won’t regret it.
We eat a lot of Portobello mushrooms at our house. My favorite is the Balsamic Portobello Mushroom. When Marilyn made it for me for the first time, immediately I fell in love with it and it became one of my favorite recipes. We made a portobello mushroom stuffed with quinoa that I love and the last recipe we made using portobello mushrooms was the one stuffed with yuca that was amazing.
Now our new obsession is the shiitake, another “meaty” mushroom. I ate these by themselves as a snack. It was so good that later on I made a spinach salad that I usually add bacon to, but added the baked “bacon” shiitake mushroom instead and I didn’t miss the real bacon. Since they are very nutritional they make a great meat substitute. They are a healthy alternative to meat for people trying to cut back on fat or even for those who want to have a balanced and healthy meal in general.
Link of the day…
I said here before that I love Cup of Jo, Joanna Goddard’s blog. She wrote a post about Modern Love that I love so much. They have a podcast now with the two first episodes and I can’t wait to hear it. “Each episode will feature a reading by familiar voices, including Judd Apatow, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon and January Jones, followed by a conversation led by the host, Meghna Chakrabarti, with the essayist and me about what’s happened since and how the writer feels about the story now”. That’s awesome!!
- 1 pound of shiitake mushrooms (trimmed and sliced)
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup oil
- Preheat the oven 375F.
- On a baking sheet toss mushrooms with salt, pepper and olive oil.
- Baked for 30 minutes or until browned and crispy.
- While the mushrooms are baking, keeping tossing them with with tongs or a spoon to bake evenly.
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Beijos and Tchau!