I think the king oyster mushroom really makes a great vegetarian substitute to meat because its texture is firm with an excellent bite and it doesn’t have a strong earthy smell like its other mushroom friends. Use it in stir fries or grill them on a griddle pan – yummy! I’ve been buying these lovely king oyster mushrooms from my neighbourhood minimart that costs just $1.20 per pack of 200g so you can imagine how cheap it is to make this filling meal for two (half a pack of spaghetti $1 + king oyster mushrooms $1.20 = $2.20). Incredibly affordable, isn’t it? This dish would probably be my top choice for a budget meal anytime. Best of all, mushrooms are so low in calories too so there’s no need to worry about eating too much of them. Enjoy this King Oyster Mushroom Aglio Olio Recipe! 🙂
King Oyster Mushroom Aglio Olio Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
250g spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions
200g king oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/2 bulb garlic, finely chopped
1 + 1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in pan and melt the butter in it till frothy. Add in the mushrooms and stir fry till they are slightly tender.
2. Add 1 more tbsp of olive oil, garlic and chilli flakes and quick stir till fragrant.
3. Toss in the cooked spaghetti and stir thoroughly.