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From under, the BBQ, shrooms grow



We're growing mushrooms again. It's a bit damp and cold under the house at the moment, so we're keeping the bags under our BBQ and under a bench seat on the deck. I'm harvesting around 2kg every 2-3 days.



I recently discovered my favorite mushroom recipe ever, Mushroom Steaks (although mine looked more like rissoles). And yes, I did serve it like that..just a pile of rissoles and some raw snow peas on the side. I was tired. I simply put a jars of nuts on the table to ensure the meal was balanced. Thankfully the rissoles were delicious and I didn't hear any complaints.

I found the recipe in Angela Staffords Wild Vegan, which I was very happy to spot on the 'New Books' shelf at the library. I hope Angela doesn't mind me sharing the recipe here:

Mushroom Steaks Rissoles

250g fresh mushrooms
1 onion, finely chopped (the recipe called for grated - but chopped worked fine)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
pinch salt
1 tablespoon Tamara sauce
1 cup breadcrumbs (I used gluten free)
oil for frying (I used rice bran oil)

Puree the mushrooms in a food processor or blender, then place in a mixing bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients except breadcrumbs, and mix well. Add breadcrumbs and mix until evenly distributed.

Form the mixture into patties then pan fry until brown on both sides. Keep the heat on medium/low so that they do not cook too quickly.

Serve immediately. We had them with homemade tomato sauce. I imagine they wold be lovely with gravy. I'm planning to try Angela's Cashew and Pepper gravy next time.

Enjoy :-)

P.S I reckon a meat lover wouldn't even notice these were vegetarian if you didn't tell them.