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Sweet and Sour Mushrooms – Quick and Delicious

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I’m a mushroom lover, and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to enjoy them. So today’s recipe is Sweet and Sour Mushrooms. This recipe is perfect over rice, plus it’s healthy and packed with flavors. 

I think mushrooms are versatile and can soak up flavors like a sponge, making them ideal for the sweet and sour sauce. In this recipe, I’ll brown the mushrooms before coating them in a blend of honey, vinegar, soy sauce, and a hint of chili paste. The result is amazing. 

If you’re just looking for a new way of cooking mushrooms, this recipe is a must-try! Let’s get cooking. 

What you need

Main Ingredients

  • 2 small white mushrooms
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • Slurry (tbsp cornstarch & 2 tbsp warm water)

For the Sauce

  • 4 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp fresh chili paste
  • 8 tbsp orange juice

Garnishing

  • Green onions, chopped
  • Sesame seeds
Sweet and sour mushrooms ingredients

Instructions

Brown the mushrooms

  • Start by cleaning your white mushrooms and pat them dry. Make sure they’re even size for consistent cooking.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil to the pan.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms. Avoid overcrowding the pan to ensure they brown evenly.
  • Brown the mushrooms for about 5-8 minutes until they brown on both sides.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add minced garlic to the pan. Stir it with the mushrooms and cook for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant and just starting to turn golden.

Prepare the Sauce

  • While the mushrooms are cooking, whisk together the honey, vinegar, minced garlic, soy sauce, salt, ketchup, fresh chili paste, and orange juice in a small bowl until well combined.

Combine and Cook:

  • Pour the sauce over the mushrooms. Stir everything together to ensure the mushrooms are fully coated in the sauce.
  • Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, the sauce will thicken slightly.
  • Add cornstarch slurry, and continue cooking and stirring until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish with chopped onions and sesame seeds.

What do you pair with sweet and sour mushrooms? 

Steamed Jasmine Rice: steamed jasmine rice is the perfect to soak up the sweet and tangy sauce of the mushrooms. 

Pickled Vegetables: A small side of pickled vegetables, such as cucumbers, radishes, or daikon, can add a crunchy bite perfect with the sweetness of the mushrooms.

Miso Soup: I also like to pair my mushroom over rice with a warm bowl of miso soup. It’s a quick meal and so soothing. 

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