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Roasted Mushrooms with Spicy Thai Dressing

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Now back to them Roasted Mushrooms. Despite my mothers protests about mushrooms essentially being fungus (lol), I am also a sucker for mushrooms and absolutely adore these tart tangy ones. I love the idea of cooking Thai food for friends, like this Red Curry, or this Thai Fish Tray Bake. However, I always struggle with what to pair it with. Rice is a no brainer, and I am a huge fan of Chrissy Teigens sweet and salty coconut rice. A good zesty salad like this Thai Crunch Salad is always welcome too, but the desi in me is like “that’s it?”Roasted Mushrooms with Spicy Thai Dressing

Enter these Roasted Mushrooms with Spicy Thai Dressing from Alex Guaranschellis book  “The Home Cook”. I must admit it was such a pleasant surprise to read a book by a chef that kept true to it’s promise in the sense that nothing it was complicated or intimidating and I am looking forward to cooking some more from this book.

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Roasted Mushrooms with Spicy Thai Dressing
Ingredients
Spicy Thai Dressing
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • salt (if needed)
Mushrooms
  • 12 oz cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
Spicy Thai Dressing
  1. Squeeze the lime juice into a measuring cup, add remaining dressing ingredients, whisk briskly and adjust seasoning 

For the Mushrooms
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat

  2. Add the olive oil and mushrooms

  3. Season with a pinch of salt and cook until the mushrooms release their rich liquid and cook till it evaporates, 10-12 minutes

  4. Switch the stove off and add the dressing

  5. Let the mushrooms sit for a few minutes before serving 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    pegasuslegend
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    I am a huge mushroom fan I would eat the whole bowl!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      OMG I totally did!

  • Reply
    pamelagreer
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    I love thai and I haven’t had Thai flavors with mushrooms before! I will definitely be making this!!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks Pamela! Would love to hear what you think!

  • Reply
    bluebowlsteph
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    These look delicious! I love your photos, too!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thank you! I really appreciate that!

  • Reply
    carolinafarmhousekitchen
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    Love a recipe that is simple, yet so darn flavorful!! Sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks so much Carolina!

  • Reply
    georgie
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    this looks delicious! i love mushrooms and I am in love with anything Thai! looks gorgeous

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks so much! That’s pretty much how I feel!

    Penny for your thoughts?