Doubanjiang mushrooms

Doubanjiang mushrooms

A great sharing dish at a dinner party, this recipe from Ling Ling’s in Hackney features mushrooms cooked in doubanjiang paste, served with hummus and crispy wonton wrappers
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Tip the onion and mustard greens into a blender, and pulse for 1-2 mins or until finely broken down. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and cook the garlic for 2 mins until fragrant and golden. Add the onion mix. Cook for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the mushrooms and carrots. Cook for 6-8 mins until all the veg has softened.
  3. Step 3

    Add the vinegar, soy, douchi, doubanjiang, ginger and white pepper, stirring to combine, and cook for 6-7 mins or until the mixture has thickened and most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat, set aside and keep warm.
  4. Step 4

    Heat a 3cm depth of oil in a deep pan over a medium heat until it reaches 170C or a cube of bread dropped in browns within 30 seconds. Line a large plate with kitchen paper.
  5. Step 5

    Fry the wonton wrappers in batches (you should be able to fit about three at a time) for 15-20 seconds on each side, or until deeply golden brown, crisp and bubbly. Remove to the prepared plate using a slotted spoon and leave to drain.
  6. Step 6

    Spread the hummus over a large serving platter and top with the mushroom mixture. Sprinkle over the chives and serve with the crispy wonton wrappers on the side for dunking.