I can honestly say I have been a huge fan of the mushroom family since I was a child. I remember always wanting to add mushrooms on everything I ordered! There’s just something about combining the earthy aroma of fresh mushrooms with umami flavors that gave me the idea for these Korean-Style Glazed Mushrooms.
When I did a little research on all of the health benefits mushrooms provide, I really wanted to make sure I incorporated mushrooms as much as I could. Let’s begin with the fact that mushrooms are loaded with vitamin D which is also great for bone strength. And mushrooms boost your immune system which helps your body fight various types of infections.
Mushrooms also help with the fight against cancer plus they improve heart health. For those that have problems with maintaining a healthy level of iron in your body, this food item is great for that as well.
Interesting tidbit: One would assume mushrooms are a member of the vegetable, fruit, or plant family, but they are in a league of their own. They are actually fungi and the group name would make you think twice, however, the many benefits speak for themselves.
Now that you know all there is to know about mushrooms, let’s make a batch of my Korean inspired Glazed Mushrooms:
Begin by rinsing your mushrooms and patting them dry to remove any excess moisture. Place them in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, then coat with olive oil.
Place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
While they are baking, add your “glaze” ingredients into a bowl and whisk until smooth. Remove your mushrooms from the oven and drain any excess liquid. In a large bowl, toss your mushrooms in the Korean sauce.
Place back into the oven for another 8 minutes. Allow to cool then serve.
This recipe is packed with flavor and can be served as a side dish to any main entree.