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.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 2cups shiitake mushrooms , sliced
- ½teaspoon canola oil
- 3teaspoons soy sauce
- 2teaspoons maple syrup
- 1teaspoon liquid smoke (substitution below)
- ½teaspoon smoked paprika
- ⅛teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 400 F. Slice the mushrooms in 1/4-inch slices.
Step 3Whisk together the canola oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl.
Step 4Add the mushrooms to the mixture and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for 5 minutes.
Step 5Place 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.
Step 6Place 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.
Step 7Serve 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.