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14 Ways To Turn Mushrooms Into Plant-Based Meat
Shredded Pulled Pork
Mushrooms are a top choice for plant-based meat alternatives due to their versatility and meaty texture and flavor. For vegan pulled pork, we recommend shredded king oyster mushrooms cooked in a hot pan with paprika, chili powder, maple syrup, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, and tamari.
Mushroom shawarma is just as tender, chewy, and delicious as the real thing, made from oyster mushrooms marinated in cumin, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, soy sauce, olive oil, and lemon juice. Peel the mushrooms in thick layers, skewer them, lay them on a sheet pan, and let them roast in the oven.
Portobellos are best for creating a steak-like entree, and they should be marinated in oil, tamari, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, vegan Worcestershire, garlic, liquid smoke, and black pepper. Steam them before searing the outside like you would with a steak, let it sit, and try stuffing it into bread for a sandwich.
Crab Cakes
When making plant-based crab cakes, shred lion’s mane mushrooms and marinate in typical crab cake seasonings like celery salt, Old Bay, lemon juice, black pepper, vegan mayonnaise, parsley, dill, and panko bread crumbs. Pan-fry the formed cakes in hot oil and serve them with homemade tartar sauce.
When making plant-based meatloaf, use a variety of mushrooms (like oyster, shiitake, and portobello) instead of just one. The beauty of meatloaf is that it already contains many plant-based ingredients like onions, garlic, celery, and other veggies, and you can swap eggs for flax eggs to make it vegan.