Indonesian-Dutch Fusion Cooking: Ovenbaked Portobello Mushrooms with Sambal

Indonesian-Dutch Fusion Cooking: Ovenbaked Portobello Mushrooms with Sambal

The culinary mix of East and West is a vital part of the Dutch cuisine. As a matter of fact,  Indonesian-Dutch or Indo-Dutch cuisine is one of the oldest fusion cuisines of the world. 

Portobello Mushrooms with  a Twist

Indonesian flavors like ginger, lemongras, coconut and chili are combined with local Dutch ingredients like portobello mushrooms, cabbage, meat, fish and poultry. All sorts of sambals, the unique spice pastes of Indonesia, complete the fusion dishes.

courtesy expo world recipes

Sambals are available in different flavors. Sambal Olek is the most popular one. It tastes pure and spicy and is made of fresh raw chilis, salt and vinegar only. Cooked and more elaborated sambals include Sambal Badjak or Sambal Kemiri. In the Netherlands sambals are very popular and available in the grocery store.

steinbauer-groetsch©2015

steinbauer-groetsch©2015

 

Healthy Vegetarian Snack

The portobello mushrooms Indonesian style makes a wonderful side dish and can be combined with poultry and meat likewise. It is also a healthy vegetarian snack.

courtesy expo world recipes

This recipe was one of my entries for the huge database of world recipes at the Milano World Exhibition 2015.

steinbauer-groetsch©2015

steinbauer-groetsch©2015

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Ovenbaked Portobello Mushrooms with Sambal
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Vorbereitung 10 Minutes
Kochzeit 25 Minutes
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Anleitungen
  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Grease a flat ovenproof pan with some of the olive oil.
  3. Clean portobello mushrooms with a mushroom brush and remove the stems. Don't wash the mushrooms because they absorb water and get soggy.
  4. Place chopped garlic, ginger and sambal olek in a mortar and grind into a smooth paste.
  5. Transfer paste to a bowl, add lemon juice and rest of the olive oil. Mix well.
  6. Place portobello mushrooms upside down in the pan and spread the spice paste evenly on the gills.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.
  8. Take mushrooms out of the oven, top with chopped coriander and some black pepper and serve immediately.

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