Korean BBQ sauce with portobello mushrooms
OK, I know this will come as a surprise, but here is another Asian recipe. Better yet, it is my version of a spicy Korean barbecue sauce. I have not ventured into the barbecue sauce before, and today I asked myself why! This sauce is super tasty, and you can control the amount of heat you want. I love spicy Korean food, kimchi is one of my favorite, and now that I have made this delightful sauce, it will be on my favorite list too.
I used this recipe with portobello mushrooms and made my version of Korean BBQ ribs. I have to be honest, I have not eaten ribs in a very long time, and these were amazing and full of great flavor. I have included pictures of some of the ingredients as a reference. (these ingredients can be found at many stores, and every Asian market)
1-2 tablespoons Korean hot pepper paste (gochujang)(depending on how hot you like things. Start with one, add more if needed)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon light colored miso paste
2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon grated or finely chopped garlic
4 large portobello caps, gills removed if you want, and sliced into thick pieces (about 1-1 1/2 inches thick)
In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, except the mushrooms. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
Preheat the oven to 375°. On a silicone pad or parchment paper lined baking sheet, place the mushroom slices.
With a brush, spread the sauce on all the pieces. Make sure to slather it all over, on all sides.
Place the pan in the hot oven, and allow to bake for 30 minutes.
15 minutes in, slather some more sauce on, and turn the pieces.
Check them from time to time and make sure they don't burn. I like mine a little more crispy, but it is not needed.
Remove from oven and serve while hot with some steamed rice and a nice salad on the side.
I hope you give this a try and enjoy it as much as I did.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, you think it totally sucks and was a waste of time.....I want to hear about it. :)