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‘Sautéing’ mushrooms in soy sauce - a first for me

(9 Posts)
Witzend Tue 30-Mar-21 10:10:11

It was a vegan lasagne recipe, which I tried yesterday, since dd and SiL are no longer eating meat or dairy, except for FR eggs, largely from their rescue chooks. (Gdcs are still having cheese as well as eggs.).

The bulk ingredient of the tomato sauce was mushrooms - a lot - sliced and sautéed in just a little soy sauce, until most of the water from the mushrooms was shed, and then letting most of that evaporate.

I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, since I added finely chopped onion and celery, and spinach between the layers, but it was very tasty, which I dare was at least partly down to the soy sauce.
Shall be making a bigger one to take to dd’s on Sunday.

Ilovecheese Tue 30-Mar-21 10:11:15

I think I might try this.

Polarbear2 Tue 30-Mar-21 10:18:25

Sounds lovely and I’m not vegan! I’d love to learn some tasty veggie recipes. It’d be nice to have a few meat free days. I’ve tried but I do struggle to find anything I really like.

Calendargirl Tue 30-Mar-21 10:19:01

I suppose the salt in the soy sauce will make it tasty.

BlueBelle Wed 31-Mar-21 07:44:07

I very often have chopped onions, chunks of mushrooms, and perhaps a chopped sweet pepper or whatever is at hand (chopped kale is lovely ) lightly sautéed in a desert spoon of olive oil and soy sauce as an accompiment to a vegi burger or vegi sausages vegi pie or anything else that is hanging around my fridge
Its my favourite
I think I must eat mushrooms and onions every day I love both of them and you can add so much to them

Shrub Wed 31-Mar-21 08:39:11

Portobello mushrooms are lovely marinated in a mixture of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.

Esspee Wed 31-Mar-21 09:06:07

A warning for grans who have high blood pressure - soy sauce is extremely high in salt.p

Witzend Wed 31-Mar-21 09:12:49

It was only a tablespoon of soy sauce to a lot of mushrooms, Esspee, and made any other seasoning unnecessary - except black pepper of course,

Might add that our Singaporean nieces, who pre COVID often stayed here for weekends/half terms from their boarding schools, would put soy sauce on just about everything. I was a mite startled when I first saw one of them putting it all over her fried eggs!

NotSpaghetti Wed 31-Mar-21 09:25:25

There is a lower salt version too these days made by Kikkoman. And if you want a stronger deeper shoyu flavour you could try a tamari instead - obviously as it’s even more umami you can use less of it.

The lower salt soy sauce is about 9% salt I think.
Logically though, if you use salt at all, 9% of a tablespoon of liquid isn’t even going to be half a teaspoon.