Monday, May 29, 2006

Spicy Seared Portabella Mushrooms

A long weekend afforded me more time to garden and cook. Though, I better get some cleaning time in soon before I go back to work tomorrow.

The other day I was flipping through another Dreena Burton cookbook and a recipe for Spicy Seared Portabella Mushrooms caught my eye. This was partly because I picked up a bottle of chipotle jabanero hot sauce at a great little Mexican restaurant in NH a month ago.

The mushrooms were quick and easy to cook and I loved them! Spicy chipolte paired with sweet hoisin sauce really made for a great mix of flavors. This was served over sweet potatoes as suggested in the book. I can see using this sauce on other vegetables or seitan when I am crunched for time. Sometimes trying a new recipe gets your mind going and you come up with all kinds of other ideas. That is definitely the case with this one.

My cranky parrot threw the sweet potatoes she normally likes on the floor, but she gobbled up a few pieces of the portabellas. Go figure!

Anyway, this recipe is from The Everyday Vegan, a cookbook that I highly recommend.

4 comments:

zenpawn said...

Are you from NH too?! Thanks for checking out and posting on my blog ( www.zenpawn.com/vegblog ). I'm glad the pumpkin bars and tempeh inspired you.

zenpawn said...

By the way, what was the name of the Mexican restaurant you went to in NH?

Mushrooms rock,
-Erin

Jody from VegChic said...

Hi Erin,

I dropped you a quick email too, but wanted to post here in case anyone else was wondering.

The Mexican place was in North Conway and it is called Cafe Noche. Their choptle hot sauce is great.

I was in NY for two weeks of geek training in April.

Megan the Vegan said...

Hi Vegchic,
I just found your blog. It's great. I'll stop by again and again!
Megan