Deliciously vegan – Grilled king oyster mushrooms, lentils-quinoa and miso sauce
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This will be my favorite dish for some time. The inspiration came from a dish I ate in a restaurant in Healdsburg where grilled mushrooms were served with fried quinoa, poached egg and miso sauce. I changed things around a bit and added lentils instead of egg to make it vegan. Since I had eggs yesterday, I wanted to skip them today and it came out quite delicious this way.
Of course, you can skip the lentils, or the quinoa, add a poached, egg, etc… you can play around with it, the only thing you cannot skip is the miso sauce.
I love giant mushrooms because you can slice them and use them as meat. These ones have a lovely texture and are quite filling.
I am not a big user of miso. In my mind, it’s a Japanese ingredient that should not be mixed with French or Italian flavors. In this particular dish, its delicate flavor brings harmony and character to the different items combined in this dish. I will play with miso more often from now on.
Ingredients for 3-4
- 5 large king oyster mushrooms, sliced 1 cm thick
- 1/2 cup green lentils
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- vegetable broth
- 2 scallions, chopped
For the miso sauce
- 1 tbs miso
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 garlic cloves, crushed
- red pepper flakes to taste
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
Steam quinoa in a rice cooker with vegetable broth (it takes about 10 min to cook) and lentils in vegetable broth as well until cooked. Mix them, sprinkle with olive oil and keep warm.
For the miso sauce, mix ingredients together and cook for a few minutes at low temperature until it boil.
Grill mushrooms until both sides are golden.
Dress in a plate. Place lentil-quinoa mixture in the center of the plate, arrange mushroom slices around and pour 4-5 tbs miso sauce per plate. Sprinkle with scallions.
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