tamarindo mushrooms


This one of the very few times that I’ve cooked mushrooms whole since I started this cookbook in 2013. They are a lot easier to stir-fry whole than sliced, because they produce less liquor.

Tamarindo paste can be found in stores that cater to the Hispanic population. It is so concentrated that it will thicken the sauce very quickly.


This is what you need for 2-3 servings:

  • 1 lb. button mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp. tamarindo paste
    This one with apple juice and chile
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • S&P
  • 1 cup red wine
Pic1: tamarindo mushrooms



Pic2: onions & bell pepper mix
Pic3: stir-fry mushrooms
Pic4: add tamarindo paste


Pic5: add liquid, simmer
Pic6+7: served with burger patties.

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