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    Charred mushroom skewers with satay sauce

    These make a great starter or finger food. Although not very Christmassy, they do deliver big on flavour and set your taste buds alight 

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes to 20 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 35 minutes 35 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a starter

    Ingredients

    For the mushrooms
    100g shiitake mushrooms
    100g chestnut mushrooms
    145g pack Happy Pear Sundried Tomato Pesto

    For the satay sauce
    4 tbsp peanut or almond butter
    1 tsp garlic granules
    1 tsp ground ginger
    Juice of ½ lime
    1 tbsp maple syrup
    1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce

    To serve
    1 red chilli, deseeded
    ¼ x 28g pack coriander
     

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Soak 12 wooden skewers in cold water. Depending on the mushrooms, cut them into thick slices. Put into a bowl with the pesto, then season and mix well until coated.

    2. Remove the soaked skewers and divide the mushrooms between them. Put the skewered mushrooms on a large baking tray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning them 1-2 times, until they start to crisp and brown evenly.

    3. Meanwhile, mix all the satay sauce ingredients together in a bowl with 35ml (2½ tbsp) boiling water until thick and creamy. Season if needed. Pour into a small serving bowl.

    4. Finely slice the red chilli and roughly chop the coriander. Lay out the hot skewers on a large plate or board with the satay sauce, then sprinkle with chilli and herbs. Get dipping or drizzle the sauce over the skewers.
     

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