[Collegiate Meals] Steve's Sugar Soy Sauce Mushroom Tops

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This easy to make recipe comes from a family friend. Steve (and his Wife) are absolutely amazing cooks - especially when it comes to southern cuisine.

White "button" Mushrooms are decently priced (I paid $2 for a large carton with large mushrooms) and easy to prepare. Here's a tasty recipe you can make on a grill or even in an toaster oven ;)

These were served with my Three Way Salmon Steaks which for some reason never made it on the recent list because I started making that instructable weeks ago and just published (because I just got the pictures) :P

Why is this in the Valentine's Day group? It's part of my special valentine's day meal :)
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Soy Sauce
Brown Sugar (dark or light)

Step 2: Prep and Cook

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Wash your mushrooms well. You may or may not know this, but mushrooms are grown in manure compost -- it's well pasteurized (so there's really no worry of getting sick), but we don't want to eat any of that - it's not very tasty :)

Oh, and you can wash in water ;) Mushrooms do not absorb much water as a rather popular myth states -- lightweight does not mean porous ;)

Pop off the stems to make little mushroom top bowls and allow the mushroom tops to dry (after all, water has no flavor).

Pour a small amount of soy sauce into a bowl and add about two tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix well. Add your mushrooms and pour more soy sauce over them -- stir well to coat every exposed area of the mushroom evenly.

Place the mushrooms top down on a foiled baking sheet. Spoon the remaining soy sauce glaze into the mushroom cavity until half full. Place in an oven preheated to 350F for about 20-30 minutes or until the mushrooms have release their juices and become soft.
bigwhitebob6 years ago
Looks good, I will be making these tonight. along side some churched up raman. I will stop back by and let you know how they turned out. Bawb
came back because I'm making these again. I love this recipe because Ramen is always "whats for dinner" and the stumps get thrown right in. Great cheap side dish, I am working on a Ramen Cookbook, would you mind if I included your mushrooms?
dude, be sure to add ramen burgers in there :)

ramen noodles + some sort of gluten + flavor and spice + burger press (not sure what else to call it) + grill or fry = delicious ramen on a bun. :]

Phoghat6 years ago
Yes, Add a little ginger, maybe a little chopped scallion. Might be good to try oyster mushrooms as well.
John Smith7 years ago
What about using Portabello mushrooms? We got some, but I was wondering about adding the sauce to the cavity. Do you think 1/2 way up is too far up? These mushrooms are big. Also, couldn't you also eat them on a toasted bun, too?
What kind of crazy ass colors did you see after eating those things.
trebuchet03 (author)  Tetranitrate8 years ago
Hehe -- these are the very common white mushroom (or button mushroom). It's the same species as the Portobello, so no crazy delusions ;)
jeffreyf8 years ago
In addition to brown sugar, you should try a little ginger and or lime. It adds a nice bit of "zip" to a teriyaki sauce or equivalent.