There are multiple ways to eat mushrooms: raw in salads, sautéed, fried in burgers, in ragu, on toast…but for this recipe, we keep them whole, glazing and grilling them. These mushroom skewers are perfect for quick and tasty appetizers to share or on their own with rice to create a simple yet delicious lunch or dinner!

What is miso?

Miso is a condiment from Japan. Usually, it is made with fermented soybeans, grains, salt, and a mold names koji. Miso is highly umami and brings depth to any dish.

Is miso paste good for gut health?

Miso contains proteins derived from soybeans (about 3 grams per ounce, or 28g). It is also rich in sodium (about 43% of the daily recommended intake), manganese, and vitamin K. since it is a fermented condiment, miso can improve your digestive health. Indeed, probiotics are found in miso. So lather miso on the dish you enjoy! It brings flavor and is good for you. However, be conscious of the amount of sodium present in it. If you use miso, you do not necessarily need to add salt or soy sauce to the dish.

What are the benefits of eating mushrooms?

Aaah, mushrooms… if you have been following us for a while, you must have noticed that we love mushrooms. In pasta,  with polenta, on toast… What is there not to love? Mushrooms are meaty and earthy and bring a depth of flavor you cannot find anywhere else. Mushrooms are not just hype. They are nutrient powerhouses. They are good sources of vitamin D,  selenium, and phosphorus. 100g of raw white mushrooms contains about 16% of the daily recommended intake of selenium, which is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant. Moreover, they can cover up to 16% of your daily needs of vitamin D due to their exposure to UV rays which is essential to ensure good calcium absorption.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cremini or white mushrooms, whole
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Toppings

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Soak the skewers in water to prevent them from burning.
  2. Add maple syrup, miso paste, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and ginger in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Mix well. Cook for about 7 minutes until the sauce forms a glaze and separate on your spatula.
  3. Once done, toss the mushroom into the glaze.
  4. Skewer the mushrooms.
  5. In a pan on medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil. Grill the skewers for 3 minutes on each side.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  7. Serve with rice or vegetables.

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