Whether you’re a vegetarian or just someone looking to eat less meat, mushrooms is the way to go. Although mushrooms are not packed with protein unlike meat, they are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and do not contain fat and carbohydrates. Mushrooms are full of savory flavor, rich in texture, making it adaptable to every meal.
One of the most versatile mushrooms are oyster mushrooms. When you break it open, it has the style of a piece of meat with long strands - almost similar to a muscle fibre. Its meat-like consistency and rich flavor makes it a versatile ingredient and a great alternative for meat. Gulay ng Bayan gathered a few tasty and healthy recipes using oyster mushrooms that you can try at home!
Not your ordinary pulled pork
If you’re looking for ways to make your family eat healthy snacks, try Live Eat Learn’s Mushroom Pulled Pork recipe that totally rivals the real one! To make this tasty vegan pulled pork, you just simply toss the shredded mushroom into a baking tray with spices (1 tsp smoked paprika, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 2 cloves minced garlic) with 1 tbsp olive oil and mix. Bake it in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F, until all the edges are crispy. Baking the mushrooms gives it a firmer texture that closely resembles a pulled pork. Once cooked, set aside. In a large pan, saute the cooked mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil then add in the BBQ sauce. Cook for 3-5 mins until mixture thickens. It’s a perfect healthy palaman for your sandwiches, tacos, nachos, and more!
Healthy and vegan chicharon
Chicharon is a popular Filipino crackling treat that no one can refuse to. Sadly, this is also the root of all health threats as it’s full of saturated and trans fat. If you’re having a hard time taking out chicharon from your kitchen, replace it with an equally tasty but healthier alternative. This Oyster Mushroom Chicharon Recipe is a really easy and a must-try. To make this vegan chicharon, mix all your dry ingredients in a bowl (1 cup cornstarch, 2 tbsp salt, 2 tbsp garlic powder, pepper). Dredge your mushrooms (500 g) in the cornstarch mix then deep fry into a heated pan with vegetable oil until golden brown. Enjoy with your usual vinegar or a caesar salad dip for an added flavor.
To cop these flavorful superfood recipes at home, Gulay ng Bayan offers organic and farm fresh oyster mushrooms. These mushrooms are harvested daily to ensure its quality and freshness.