Shiitake Bacon

Shiitake Bacon

Smoky shiitake bacon is a great substitute for real bacon when you're not eating meat. Serve it as a topping over your favorite meal or enjoy as a snack on its own.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 400 F. Slice the mushrooms in 1/4-inch slices.
  3. Step 3

    Whisk together the canola oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Add the mushrooms to the mixture and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Place a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Transfer the seasoned mushrooms to the skillet, leaving excess marinade in the bowl, and spread into an even layer. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned and softened.
  6. Step 6

    Place the skillet in the oven and cook for another 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are firm, browned, and not soggy. This may take more or less time depending on the thickness and size of the mushrooms. Stir halfway through cooking to help the mushrooms cook evenly.
  7. Step 7

    Serve the mushroom warm, using them as a topping for your favorite dishes. Use them right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.