KOREAN-STYLE MARINATED MUSHROOMS (of course, raw vegan)
Posted Dec 17 2012 11:45pm
POST #870 Woo hoo!! My room-mate kept bringing home this mushroom dish that I could see and taste was raw. I saw the price on the pot and decided that I could make a “reliable” (as in, I know exactly what is in there– duh! I read the ingredients!) version. Last night, I took some of the “baby ‘bellas’” I had in the refrigerator, and sliced them up thinly, put them in a bowl, sprinkled them VERY lightly with salt (ha! You’re seeing that I actually can use salt when forced to!), and added some sesame oil and sesame seeds. I tried the mushrooms last night, right after I’d made them, and believed they tasted good. I put them in the refrigerator. Believing that my Japanese room-mate has a different “taste”, I fed the mushrooms to her tonight, and she said that they taste much better than the store-bought ones. I was happy.
Okay, I’ll share with you exactly what I did (the measurements are approximate)
6 large baby bella mushrooms
2 T sesame oil
1 t sesame seeds (or more, to taste)
1/8 C carrot (sliced paper thin)
Sprinkle of sea salt
Remove the stems of the mushrooms (save them for something else – chopped into salad, blended into soup, or shredded for another mushroom recipe)
Slice the mushrooms thinly- @1/8” (I used the wider width on my adjustable mandolin, but when I came too close to the ends, I sliced the mushroom ends by hand with a very sharp knife)
Place sliced mushrooms in a large bowl.
Lightly sprinkle on sea salt, and toss, to mix.
Add sesame oil and sesame seeds and toss to thoroughly mix (you can see when the mushrooms are coated with the oil.
I did not make my experiment with the carrot, but they were in the Korean version I was copying – they will likely add a sweet note to the dish)
I tasted these about 30 mins after I made them and they were good. After they had been in the refrigerator for 1 day, I gave them to the room-mate. She said they were better than the “Korean-style” ones from the Japanese market. (That is all I needed to hear)