Popular Peanut Butter Marinade for Roasted King Oyster Mushrooms

Some people like peanut butter, and a lot of people like a good roasted maitake mushroom recipe. But have you ever heard of them being put into the same dish? Well, in today’s recipe, we are opening up our Liberian-inspired West African food recipes dossier. We are making a Peanut butter marinade recipe to put on roasted king oyster mushrooms, and maitake mushrooms. It is a West African street food that we are bringing into your home, from ours. Experience this Mixy Boxa combination with us, which is one of many. Subscribe to our free newsletter for more. This is the only marinade Liberians use so you are getting an authentic real-deal experience here.

We are making a Peanut butter marinade recipe on roasted king oyster mushrooms, and maitake mushrooms. It is a West African street food that we are bringing into your home, from ours.
Oven roasted mushrooms

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Thank Liberian street food vendors for this savory peanut butter marinade recipe. How many street vendors are out there preparing West African food recipes is unknown. But, we know that some work over 10 hours daily, cooking and serving food. They make foods like this peanut butter marinade recipe that can be marinated overnight and ready to cook the next day. Simple, and convenient. Not to mention delicious! On average, people eat street food about 6 to 7 times a week. But, sometimes you crave the taste of a good roasted maitake mushroom recipe when you’re at home. Then what? This is why Humble Vege brings you recipes like this. You can make it yourself and share an appreciation to the hardworking vendors; Plus you wouldn’t have to guess if flies sat on it or if the vendor washed their hands. 

For as many roasted things I’ve eaten, they need to come up with a song for roasted foods too. After all, Liberians love to create songs for foods we love. For example, cassava leaf, palm butter, beans, etc. I created this roasted king oyster mushroom with peanut marinade to last 3 days, but it was gone in 1.5days. Yep, it was that delicious, create your own too nah and comment below or share a picture of your victory with Humble Vege on any of our socials. 

You can make West African street food yourself and share an appreciation to the hardworking vendors
Liberians depend on street food vendors entirely

Peanut butter marinade recipe nutritional value

Who cares about the nutritional value, there’s peanut butter! Isn’t that enough? Kidding… maybe.

Peanut butter is made and sold by many brands, so the nutritional value is not set. Nutrition research suggests sticking to brands that only have peanuts, and maybe salt. This is to avoid ingredients like added sugar that make the product less healthy. You can even use homemade peanut butter in this roasted maitake mushroom recipe. If you have leftovers from making your homemade nut butter, definitely try this peanut butter stew.

Maitake & King Oyster Mushrooms before baking
Maitake & King Oyster Mushrooms before baking

One of the best things about peanut butter is its protein content. It contains about 25% of protein. And as peanuts are a legume, you are technically eating your vegetables. Again, kidding. Peanut butter may be high in protein but it is also much higher in calories and lower in nutrition compared to plant foods like spinach. A 100 gram portion of peanut butter can contain almost 600 calories. Who’s counting? 🤫

Delicious roasted king oyster mushrooms

Coincidentally, we have roasted king oyster mushrooms to balance out the calories. They are low in calories, sodium, AND they are cholesterol free.  Seriously, I do not count calories, if my foods seem balanced, thank the plants and my intuitive pairing. These mushrooms are rich in fiber. Which, according to a nutrition facts blogger, is recommended by professionals in order to promote a healthy weight. Alternative medicine researchers claim oyster mushrooms are popular in Africa, and found in different West African food recipes. 

Fresh king oyster and maitake mushrooms.Alternative medicine researchers claim oyster mushrooms are popular in Africa, and found in different West African food recipes. 
Fresh king oyster and maitake mushrooms

But what about roasted maitake mushroom recipes?

Maitake, or ‘hen of the woods,’ is another great mushroom we used in this peanut butter marinade recipe. Just like the roasted king oyster mushroom, maitake is low in calories and in cholesterol. Compared to oyster mushrooms, maitake offers a more earthy and meaty flavor. Yet, the two can be used in similar recipes. Note, Maitake melted in my mouth after roasting it so if you are into such texture, try it out.

Mixy Boxa Method saves the day 

I like the fun of mixing seemingly odd things together to make something edible. Once I created this West African street food. I served it with some fried rice by using old take-out leftovers, and old marinade, paired cooked brown rice with millet leftovers, and added sautéed kale and onions, and it was good! In fact, use our entire recipe as a suggestion. In applying the Mixy Boxa Method, there are no rules, just make sure it comes out tasting good. These days, we have a new appreciation for food so wasting is not an option. Moreover, this crazy cool method helps you empty out those last droplets of sauces to make decent-tasting meals.

the fun of mixing seemingly odd things together to make something edible. Once I created this West African street food. I served it with some fried rice by using old take-out leftovers, and old marinade, paired cooked brown rice with millet leftovers, and added sautéed kale and onions,
Plant-based grub

That’s it for our West African food recipes, for now. I love this recipe because the oyster mushrooms have a characteristic meaty texture and delicate, mild flavor that pairs perfectly with various dishes. At Humble Vege, we aim to provide authentic African plant-based food recipes, and we are more than happy to share. If you like our content, please share it with a friend. O dabọ! (Goodbye.)

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Roasted Mushrooms Peanut Butter Marinade Recipe

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

When it comes to deciding on which type of marinade to use on your roasted king oyster mushrooms, this delicious peanut butter marinade recipe will quickly make its way to the top of your list! 

With just a handful of flavor packed ingredients, you will be cooking up a storm in no time (Well, 13 minutes to be precise, but you know what I mean😉). This west african street food can be enjoyed with a side of your choice, fried rice is a great option! 

Peanut butter marinade on roasted mushrooms gives this plant based dish a nutty flavor and crispy texture that could easily be mistaken for shredded meat. This Liberian recipe will satisfy your palate and  will soon become a favorite in your collection of West African food recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Peanut Butter
  • 2.5 TBSP Oil (peanut grapeseed oil was used, but I recommend using avocado oil)
  • 8oz Mushroom (preferably Oyster mushrooms and hen of the woods (Maitake)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ Onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • Zeal & Determination😊

Instructions

  1. Place 8 ounces of mushrooms in a bowl and gently remove the dirty parts with a sharp knife. 
  2. Gently separate the mushrooms into smaller pieces and thoroughly inspect for any missed dirt. 
  3. Dice the ¼ onion, 1 garlic and 1 habanero pepper finely and place in a separate bowl. 
  4. Then, add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in a medium size bowl.
  5. Add 2.5 tablespoons of oil to the peanut butter and gently mix. 
  6. Then add the onion, garlic and habanero pepper. 
  7. Add  1 teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper to this bowl. 
  8. Then, stir all of these ingredients until mixed in well. 
  9. Add another ½ tablespoon of oil and mix well. 
  10. Add about 2 teaspoons of water (A tiny amount, but makes a difference to the mixture).
  11. Scoop the peanut butter marinade into the bowl with the mushrooms.
  12. Get comfortable with your food and thoroughly mix this all together.
  13. Leave marinade to sit overnight.
  14. Set oven to 420℉
  15. Place mushrooms on an oven pan and leave to bake for 13 minutes tops.
  16. Serve and enjoy this Liberian roasted mushroom dish while hot

Notes

This famous peanut butter marinade recipe is flavorful and will have your taste buds dancing joyously. Peanut butter marinade on roasted oyster mushrooms is a remake to great west african street food that one must try.  

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