Luke Mangan’s mushroom tips

The leading Australian chef and Coles ambassador has 5 quick tips with mushrooms plus his favourite flavour matches.

Mushrroms on sourdough with cheese and thyme

Grill on the barbecue

Grill some portobello mushrooms on the BBQ covered in lime and garlic butter dressing. This is a great side dish to go with chicken.

Quick side salad

Marinate mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil, balsamic, minced garlic and chopped parsley add some baby spinach. Perfect as a quick side salad.

Roasted canapes

Stuff some button mushrooms with a pancetta and fetta mix then roast in the oven. These are perfect for canapes or an addition to your eggs in the morning.

Asian cabbage wraps

Saute mushrooms with some Asian flavours eg ginger, chilli, coriander, garlic then wrap in cabbage and steam. Serve with oyster sauce. Great vegetarian meal.

Chips substitute

Roll mushrooms in breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese and cook in a pan then serve with garlic aioli.  Perfect to serve with your grilled fish as a substitute to chips.

Perfect flavour matches: Mushrooms go with…

o   Fresh Asian ingredients – ginger, coriander, chilli, lime, garlic and shallots

o   Citrus, my favourite! 

o   Tarragon

o   Red wine. Saute whole button mushroom with olive oil, salt and pepper and cook until liquid evaporates then add red wine and reduce.

o   Hard cheese, particularly cheddar

o   Fennel