Earthy, meaty mushrooms, tender shrimp, and silky strands of spinach are the stars of this easy, one-pot pasta dish. A perfect choice for a weeknight dinner, this recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes minimal mess as the action occurs in a single pan.
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Although quick and simple, these stuffed creminis leave a memorable impression.
Whenever I'm looking for a side dish to pair with steak, my mind tends to gravitate toward mushrooms, since the two are such a fantastic pair. The only problem is a visual one: both are brown, making for a monochromatic dish. Steakhouses solve this problem by adding a completely unnecessary sprig of parsley; I decided to go all in and add as much green as possible, in the form of a lime-heavy pumpkin seed pesto.
Inspired by cha ca la vong, a flavorful Vietnamese stir-fry, these mushrooms take on warm notes from turmeric, acidity from vinegar and lime, and sweet freshness from scallions and heaps of dill.
Traditional sukiyaki is a hot pot-style dish of beef and vegetables simmered in a broth of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. It's a popular meal in Japan, but because of the lack of tabletop cooking vessels in the US, sukiyaki is challenging to replicate here. Hiroko Shimbo's version in Hiroko's American Kitchen drops the hot pot entirely to create a one dish meal more suitable to the American home cook.
Served alongside a simple green salad, these savory mushroom pancakes make a satisfying, not-too-heavy summer dinner.
This hearty pasta dish is heavy on mushroom flavor and boasts loads of green onions.
This take on cordon bleu swaps chicken for pork tenderloin and finishes with a mustard cream sauce.
Eggs coddled with mushrooms and Marmite.
Pan-roasted chicken, mushrooms and potatoes with a rich chicken jus, all cooked together in one skillet.
Creamy risotto tinted bright green with spinach and herbs, served with pan-seared mushrooms.
The beauty of marinated mushrooms is you can't really go wrong; you can marinate them in pretty much whatever you have on hand. If you have fresh herbs, definitely throw those in there, and minced shallots would work great, too. This is ideal for a lunch box because the mushroom marinade doubles as your salad dressing, and because this salad is all about sturdy vegetables, nothing will wilt before lunchtime.
A vegan meal with a centerpiece of cannelloni stuffed with sauteed wild mushrooms and creamy sweet potato puree baked along with butter beans and braised escarole until crunchy and browned.
Chinese-style steamed buns stuffed with tempura-fried simmered king oyster mushrooms and an agave-miso mayonnaise.
Vegan Chinese steamed buns filled with juicy simmered daikon and shiitake mushrooms along with a spicy mayonnaise and pickled mung bean sprouts.
Meaty crimini mushrooms are tossed in a simple dressing of red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil, minced garlic, and chopped rosemary, then placed into a hot oven until tender. As they roast, the spongy mushrooms not only absorb the sharp and herbaceous flavors of the dressing, but their own meaty mushroom flavor intensifies as well.
Classic Dan Dan noodles are made with pork, pickled vegetables, and plenty of chili oil. In this version, we pack in all the flavor and texture with mushrooms fried until golden brown and chewy.
This is my favorite dish of all time, in a completely meat-free form. Using dried and fresh mushrooms complexity and texture to the fiery dish, making it every bit as good as—if not better than—the original.
Dried mushrooms are the secret to this intensely-flavored mushroom-soy broth that is 100% vegan. Serve it with udon noodles topped with with stir-fried mushrooms and cabbage, scallions, and fried tofu.