The Day Of The Mushroom

The day of the mushroom is April 16th. I am not sure why when National Mushroom month is listed as September. Who picks these dates, anyway!?

Day Of The Mushroom

This is a great dinner entree that is satisfying and reduces your beef consumption!

With 3 caps per person the beef portion is only 2 ounces of red meat and you get the great Umami (savory, bold and satisfying) flavor from the mushrooms bringing you a great steak satisfaction!

The Official Day Of The Mushroom Recipe

This is the official day of the mushroom – ‘shroom recipe according to Deb Bixler!

For starters you need fresh mushrooms, all-purpose or whole wheat flour, eggs, and sesame oil for frying.

These pictured are baby bellas AKA crimini but shiitake and large white button mushrooms work too.

Day Of The Mushroom Recipe

Stuffing ingredients For 6 (2″ diameter) Mushrooms

(4 oz) ground beef (or your choice of other meat)
1 Tbsp minced onion
1 -2 clove garlic – pressed
3 Tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp black pepper

  1. Wash and dry mushrooms and remove the mushroom stems and any flaps on the underside that may limit your ability to stuff.
  2. Carve the mushroom top with an X as pictured.
  3. Dice the leftover mushroom stems and the carved out mushroom skin.
  4. Dry the beef with a paper towel and mince or chop it a bit .
  5. Add the rest of the stuffing ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix them well.
  6. Scatter the flour lightly onto the mushroom hole where we will add the stuffing.
  7. Fill the mushrooms with the mixed stuffing then sprinkle more flour on top.
  8. Whisk a couple of eggs.
  9. Dip stuffing side only into the egg. Fry in hot sesame oil in a skillet till meat is done, turn – caramelize cap.
  10. Serve with Soy Sauce Dipping Sauce.

The soy dipping sauce is a simple mix of soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey in any proportions you wish. If you have a sweet tooth, use more honey, if you prefer tart go with more vinegar.

 


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