You are probably looking at this pic thinking, “Nice looking chicken burger.” And it was. But the thing I want to highlight here is not the burger (or bomb smokehouse pickles…), but rather the roasted shiitakes.
Have you ever roasted mushrooms before? Roasted shiitakes need to become a staple in your rotation and here's why:
They taste like bacon (crunchy and salty-an awesome substitute)
They're easy to make (toss with olive oil and salt, spread them out--they need room--and roast at 425 for 16-18 min tossing halfway)
They provide that Umami flavor (5th basic taste--sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and SAVORY)
They're a nutritional powerhouse that can: help support weight loss, build muscle, strengthen bones, improve digestion, support immune function, promote skin health, boost brain function and energy, and provide Vitamin D.
So, get thee to a (farmers) market and grab some ‘shrooms!