These delicious bites are another recipe I adapted from my NEW favorite cookbook-Veganomicon! MAny stuffed mushroom recipes are drizzled in butter or contain crab in the stuffing. These tasty appetizers pass they test for both vegans and meat-eaters alike! Original recipe called for daikon and mirin, but I substituted water chestnuts and rice wine vinegar with great results.
- 22 white button mushrooms, cleaned
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup water chestnut, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or 3 tablespoons mirin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 1⁄2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, plus extra for greasing the pan and garnish
- 8 tablespoons water
- 1⁄2 cup scallion, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Remove the stems from the mushrooms.
- Chop up the stems and two(2) of the whole mushrooms and set them aside.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in the peanut oil and sauté the chopped mushroom for about 3 minutes, until some moisture has released.
- Add the diced water chestnuts or daikon and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and cook for a minute longer.
- At this point, lots of moisture should be released from the mushrooms.
- Add the rice wine vinegar or mirin, salt, and white pepper, and cook for about 2 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and add the panko in 1/2-cup batches and stir, alternately adding the sesame oil until all the bread crumbs are moist.
- If needed, add a coiple tbsp of water if panko seems overly dry.
- The mixture should be crumbly but, when you press some between your fingers, it should hold together.
- Mix in the scallions and adjust the salt to taste.
- Grease a baking sheet with a little sesame oil.
- Stuff each mushroom with the filling and place on the baking sheet.
- To stuff them, place a little of the filling into the mushroom crevice and then add another tablespoon on top of that, pressing firmly to form a mound.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- To serve, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over the mushrooms and drizzle with a little sesame oil, if desired.
- Garnish with extra chopped scallions.
Sorry to say I wasn't mad about these. Only change I made was to use white wine vinegar. Because of that I'm not leaving stars, as I've never had rice wine vinegar. To me these were a little bland. They had a zing from the vinegar which I couldn't decide if I liked or not. Overall just not a champ for me.
Great stuffed mushrooms. I only made ten for the two of us and we only had a couple left over.
Served with Fresh Tuna Steaks With Hoisin Ginger Marinade, egg rolls and fried rice.
I used rice wine vinegar and found it a little strong, but DH and DD liked these a lot. I think I'll try with mirin next time. Didn't have any scallions so chopped some onions and added with the water chestnuts. And I only needed 1/2 c. panko crumbs, and no water. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.