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Sesame Roasted Mushrooms & Scallions

January/February 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of mushrooms. Here they are paired with full-flavored sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions. Using a variety of mixed mushrooms makes this dish special (and delicious). Serve with Ginger-Steamed Fish with Troy's Hana-Style Sauce and rice noodles.


Sesame Roasted Mushrooms & Scallions Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds mixed mushrooms, such as shiitake (stemmed), oyster and white, thickly sliced
  • 2 bunches scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar and pepper in a large bowl. Add mushrooms and scallions and toss to coat. Transfer to a roasting pan.
  3. Roast, stirring once or twice, until browned and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To toast sesame seeds, heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add seeds and stir constantly, until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

Nutrition

Per serving: 109 calories; 6 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 205 mg sodium; 606 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Iron (25% daily value), Potassium (17% dv), Vitamin C (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat


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