I’ve always loved mushrooms. They can be added to any type of food – in salads, in pasta, with rice etc. But I also like having them just by themselves. With a little bit of imagination you can turn them into something quite special.
I cooked some oyster mushrooms today, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic and fresh thyme on a griddle pan – they look just like chicken. Even their texture is quite similar. I had them with my favorite sweet chili sauce that I made using Sonoran Spice Bird’s Eye Chili Flakes.
Oyster Mushrooms “Chicken” with Sweet Chili Sauce
For the Oyster Mushroom “Chicken”:
- 1 cup oyster mushrooms
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch black pepper
- 1 pinch fresh thyme
- 1 clove garlic finely chopped
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
For the sweet chili sauce:
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp Sonoran Spice Bird’s Eye Chili Flakes
- ¼ cup water
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Cut or tear the mushrooms by hand into long stripes.
- Season them with the salt, black pepper, fresh thyme, garlic and a drizzle of oil.
- Cook them on a hot griddle pan for 5-6 minutes on each side.
- Meanwhile you can start with the sweet chili sauce.
- Add the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan or any deep pan that you have, except the starch.
- Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes and now add the cornstarch.
- Cook for another minute until it becomes a bit richer in color and a lot thicker.
- Take it off the heat and let it cool down – this will thicken it a bit more.
- Serve and enjoy!