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What You'll Need

6 cups of king oyster mushrooms

1 Tbsp oregano

1 Tbsp onion powder

2 Tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

½ cup orange juice

Juice of 1 lime

¾ cup vegetable broth

2 Tbsp maple syrup or date paste

½ cup yellow onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, crushed

salt & pepper to taste

1 lime cut into wedges for serving

How to Make It

1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2 Trim the ends of the mushrooms. Cut off the mushroom caps and thinly slice. Use a fork to shred the mushroom stems. If using regular oyster or shiitake mushrooms, thinly slice. Place in an oven-safe baking pan.

3 In a small bowl, combine the oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, coriander, orange juice, lime juice, vegetable stock, and maple syrup (or date paste).

4 Drizzle the marinade over the mushrooms and toss gently until evenly coated. Let the mushrooms sit in the marinade for 15-20 minutes while the oven heats. Bake marinated mushrooms for 30 minutes or until slightly crisp, stirring halfway through for even cooking.

5 Bake marinated mushrooms for 30 minutes or until slightly crisp, stirring halfway through for even cooking.

6 In a large heated skillet, sauté onions for 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until onions are caramelized. Add cooked mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh lime wedges.

Cooking Tips

You may use oyster, shiitake, or button mushrooms in place of the king oyster mushrooms.

You may use jackfruit or soy curls in place of mushrooms.

Serve with Mexicrema dressing

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