Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snow Peas For #MeatlessMonday

Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

I like to eat meat but I also love to eat meatless meals. I don’t much care for tofu or other meat substitutes, mushrooms are my favorite meat alternative. The varieties I like tend to have a chewier texture similar to meat, but obviously without the meat, which makes a great fill-in for vegetarian meals.

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

Oyster mushrooms are fantastic as meat alternatives. This mild, in scent and taste, mushroom has significant antioxidant properties, antibacterial effects, are high in zinc, iron, potassium, calcium phosphorus, folic acid, vitamin C, niacin and vitamins B-1 and B-2. If all of that isn’t enough their protein is nearly as equal to that of animal protein. You can see why they make such a great alternative to meat.

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

Just like nearly all other mushrooms they too can be used in a vast amount of recipes. Because they are thin they tend to absorb spices quite well, and their mild taste won’t overpower the other ingredients in a dish. Oyster mushrooms can be cooked whole, sliced or cut into rough pieces. But they cook quickly so keep that in mind when cooking alongside ingredients that have longer cooking times.

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

Did you know that oyster mushrooms are used to make vegetarian oyster sauce? Good to know!

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

 

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Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snow Peas
 
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Mushroom season has arrived and this curried recipe would be great to really enjoy the season. It's a bit spicy and bursting with flavor, plus it's ready in under 30 minutes.
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Side Dish, Meatless
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Fusion, International
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 cluster oyster mushrooms
  • 1 small pack of snow peas (also called mangetout)
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Madras curry powder, I used about 1 tbsp but start off with a small amount and increase to taste
  • ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 tbps olive oil or veg oil of choice
Instructions
  1. Separate the oyster mushroom cluster. You may want to cut away most of the stems as they tend to be rubbery and tough. Throughly rinse the mushrooms making sure to remove any trapped debris in the gills.
  2. Heat the oil and saute the garlic until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook for a minute, then add mushrooms and snow peas. Season with salt and cayenne (if using) to taste and cook until vegetables have soften to desired texture.
Notes
This dish may be served as a side-dish or as a vegan meal alongside quinoa, rice, noodles, or even by itself.

 

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

This day we were both craving a light vegetarian dinner to balance out the last couple of meaty meals. We also wanted a dish with a bit of spice, plenty of health benefits and not too many calories. This curried oyster mushroom and snow pea saute was the perfect meal. It has spice, a protein, a vegetable and won’t leave you feeling overstuffed. What else can one ask for? Nothing more, in my opinion.

 Curried Oyster Mushrooms with Snap Peas Recipe by @SpicieFoodie | #oystermushrooms #curry #snowpeas #vegan #meatlessmonday #stirfry #vegetarian

Have a fantastic week!

 

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Oyster mushrooms are one of my favourites! They have such a wonderfully unique flavour and texture and work beautifully into this dish. I can’t wait to try it…thanks for sharing!!

    -Shannon

  2. says

    Breathtaking photos of those mushrooms Nancy! They look fresh, tender and delicious. I love how you’ve used them in this simple little dish. Lots of flavor with the curry. Great dish!

  3. says

    I’m a big mushroom fan and the oyster variety is one of my favorites. This is such a simple but delicious combination! I love the curry flavor with this vegetarian meal! As always your photos are like fine art! I’d hang your photos on my wall! :-)

  4. says

    Gorgeous food photography on the oyster mushrooms… I have pink oyster mushroom photos somewhere on my desktop, taken this summer – but haven’t really thought about posting them just yet. What perfect side dish – love Madras curry powder, ooo la la!

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