Portobello steaks

Hi everyone! Welcome to another vegan Wednesday – hope everyone had a good week ~

In this week’s post, I’ll be giving you one of my all time favourite recipes!So here’s my deal – I’m vegan for ethical purposes, but I never stopped craving meat. This is kind of a rare opinion in the vegan community, but that’s how I feel – so I try my best to find alternatives that work for me! I recently found out that you can cook portobello mushrooms like steaks, and I decided to try it. And I am sooooo glad.

I used a classic steak marinade to cook them up in, and they turned out amazing – so here’s the recipe below. I find I’m able to eat two at a time usually, so I made the recipe for 4 – but you can make as many as you like. πŸ™‚

Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Ingredients:

4 portobello mushroom caps

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 olive oil (vegetable works too)

3/4 teaspoon classic steak spice

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

fresh parsley + basil for garnish (optional)

How to:

  1. In a shallow, wide bowl (big enough to lie a mushroom flat) mix together and the ingredients.
  2. Remove stems an lay the mushrooms in the marinade; let rest for five minutes. (I have marinated mushrooms for five minutes, and marinated them for 1 day – I find it doesn’t make a difference).
  3. Add olive oil to a pan, and lay mushroom cap flat side down.
  4. Spoon in remaining marinade to the cap’s hollow side.
  5. Fry each side for 3-5 minutes, depending on how well done you’d like it. Caps should turn a darker, sheared shade of brown.

Voila! Portobello steaks in about ten minutes! This is one of my all time favourite recipes, so I’d love if you guys try it and let me know what you think! It pairs very well with sides like roasted potatoes, rice, or veggies (my personal favourite is zuchinni).

Happy Wednesday! ~

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