Linguine With Seared Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms provide a host of antioxidant properties that protect cells in the body, and offer significant levels of zinc, iron, potassium, calcium and phosphorus. In this recipe, the crispy and caramelized oyster mushrooms contrast with the slightly sweet tomato sauce, making this dish explode with flavor!

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oyster mushrooms
  • 6 oz whole wheat vegan linguine
  • 16 oz fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 4 large basil leaves

Directions

Chop the oyster mushrooms into very large pieces. Over high heat, sear them until they are partially brown. Crisping oyster mushrooms works best in an iron skillet. Set them aside.

Bring enough water to a boil to cook the pasta. Boil the pasta until it is just barely done. Drain. While the pasta is boiling, add the crushed fire-roasted tomatoes, capers, lemon juice, and optional crushed red pepper to a pot. Simmer this for about 5 minutes. Roll the basil leaves together and slice the roll along the width into thin strips.

Plate the pasta, then pour the sauce over it and top with the fresh basil. Finish the dish off by topping each serving with the seared oyster mushrooms.