These vegan miso braised mushrooms served over garlic mashed potatoes is one of the most intensely delicious meals ever. I used king oyster mushrooms, enoki and small oyster mushrooms. You can however, use any kind that are your favorite. I know not everyone loves the texture of the king oyster mushrooms. You brown them on high heat so they get a nice sear on them. Then braise them in the most incredible miso flavored broth. While the mushrooms braise in the oven, you make some creamy and luscious garlic mashed potatoes that are super simple. Then serve it all together!
What You Need For These Miso Mushrooms:
- Mushrooms: I used King oyster mushrooms, regular oyster mushrooms and enoki.
- Sweet Onion, Carrots and Celery: These start the braising liquid.
- Miso, Agave Syrup, Tomato Paste, Rice Wine Vinegar, Vegetable Broth: These are whisked together to make the liquid to braise the mushrooms in.
- White Wine: You can also use, sake or lemon juice. This is to deglaze the pan.
- Red Chiles and Green Onions: These are added when the mushrooms just have a few minutes left to braise.
- Russet Potatoes, Garlic, Vegan Butter and Non-dairy Milk: For the garlic mashed potatoes.
I love anything miso and let me tell you, miso pair so well with mushrooms! These mushrooms pick up all that incredible flavor from the miso braising liquid and they become tender and so juicy. Miso also goes really well with garlic, so the garlic mashed potatoes are the best compliment for the sauce. These vegan miso braised mushrooms may be more time consuming than other recipes, but it is easy and pretty hands off. Just put them mushrooms in the oven once you have seared them and sit back and relax. Your house will smell incredible and you get to kick up your feet and way for this tasty meal!
Why Should You Make These Braised Mushrooms?
- The miso and mushrooms are a match made in heaven.
- This is a very versatile, you can use lots of different veggies.
- The garlic mashed potatoes are a stand alone favorite.
- Put the braised mushrooms and mashed potatoes together and they are incredible.
- This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for a dinner party.
Vegan Miso Braised Mushrooms
Miso Braised Mushrooms
- 2 1/2 lbs Mushrooms of choice, I used oyster, king oyster and enoki
- 3 Tablespoons Olive oil
- A few pinches of Salt and pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Vegan butter
- 1/2 a Sweet onion, chopped
- 2 medium Carrots, chopped
- 1 stalk Celery, diced
- 1/4 Cup White wine, sake or lemon juice
- 1 1/2 Cups Vegetable broth
- 3 Tablespoons White miso paste
- 2 Tablespoons Agave syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Tomato paste
- 1 Tablespoon Rice wine vinegar
- 2 Thai chilies, thinly sliced(optional)
- 1/4 Cup Green onions, chopped
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- 3 lbs Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 6 Tablespoons Vegan butter
- 1 Cup Non-dairy milk, hot( I warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds)
- 6 Cloves Garlic, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees(F).
- First, prep the mushrooms, chop them into large chunks. If you are using king oyster mushrooms, I like to shred some and score some to make a meatier texture.
- Heat the olive oil on medium high in a large pot that has a lid.
- Add the mushrooms, season with a few pinches of salt and pepper, and sauté them, reducing heat as needed, until they have released their liquids and are starting to get a sear on them. About 15 minutes.
- Remove the mushrooms from the pot once they have browned and put them in a bowl. Set aside.
- Now, add the white wine, sake or lemon juice to the pot and deglaze the bottom of the pot. Scraping any bits of mushroom that got stuck to the bottom.
- Then add the vegan butter and heat on medium high. Once it has melted, add the onion, carrots and celery. Season with a few pinches of salt and pepper.
- Sauté, reducing heat as needed for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
- While the veggies sauté, whisk together the vegetable broth, miso paste, agave, tomato paste, and rice wine vinegar.
- Once the veggies have sautéed for the 3 to 5 minutes, pour the broth you just made into the pot. Stir to combine everything.
- Then add the mushrooms back to the pot, stir again, making sure the mushrooms are as submerged as possible.
- Cover the pot and roast in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until the mushrooms are nice and tender and juicy.
- The last 5 minutes of braising the mushrooms is when I add the Thai chilies if you are adding them and the green onions. Stir to combine and put the pot back in the oven for the last 5 minutes. The Thai chilies will make it pretty spicy, so that is definitely optional!
- Once the mushrooms only have about 30 minutes left, start the potatoes.
- Peel and dice the potatoes then add them to a large pot of room temperature water. Bring the pot to a boil and once it is boiling, boil the potatoes for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender.
- Drain the potatoes once they are very tender.
- Now, smash the potatoes with either a potato masher, a ricer or food mill until they are smooth.
- Add the vegan butter, hot milk, garlic and a few pinches salt and pepper.
- Continue to smash and mash until the potatoes are completely smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Once the mushrooms are done, serve them over a bowl of mashed potatoes.