Preparation time: 10 minutes + marinating
Cooking time: 10 minutes
2tbsp brown sugar
3tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp mirin, sake or rice wine
3 cloves garlic, crushed
3tbsp spring onion, while part only, finely chopped
1tbsp ginger, freshly minced or good store-bought prepared
2tsp toasted sesame oil
4 fresh Portobello (big brown) mushrooms, cleaned
1 cup good-quality mayonnaise
1-2tbsp best-quality kimchi, chopped (see below)
- In a large ziplock bag, combine the sugar, soy, mirin, garlic, spring onion, ginger and sesame oil. Shake to combine, add the mushrooms and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise and kimchi. Refrigerate.
- Grill the mushrooms on a medium-hot braai, turning once, about 10 minutes. Serve each “steak” with a dollop of kimchi mayonnaise on top.
What is kimchi?
Kimchi is a delicious Korean spicy vegetable pickle – most often made from cabbage. It has a unique, bright, fresh flavour and tingling spiciness that will makes these mushroom steaks absolutely zing! Find it in the fridges at good supermarkets, delis and health food shops, or make your own.
* Not your thing? Replace with any chilli sauce you like.