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Spicy Enoki Mushrooms | Source: Source: YouTube/LEEDOEASMR
Spicy Enoki Mushrooms | Source: Source: YouTube/LEEDOEASMR

Spicy Enoki Mushroom Recipe Unveiled to Get Your Taste Buds Tingling

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Feb 29, 2024
12:30 P.M.
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Craving for some fiery Asian cuisine? If you've been scrolling through food videos lately on social media, you might have stumbled upon the latest sensation in the culinary world: Spicy Enoki Mushrooms.

Spicy Enoki Mushrooms have taken the internet by storm, captivating viewers with its irresistible flavor. The dish has a burst of spicy sweetness, with three delectable Korean sauces coating each delicate strand of enoki.

If this unique dish catches your fancy—- whether you're a seasoned chef or a culinary novice— here’s a Spicy Enoki Mushroom recipe you can try at home.

Spicy Enoki Mushroom and a bow of rice | Source: YouTube/lookcatchu

Spicy Enoki Mushroom and a bow of rice | Source: YouTube/lookcatchu

Spicy Enoki Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients for the Gochujang Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper)
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon buldak sauce (fire chicken sauce), optional

Ingredients for the Enoki Mushrooms:

  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil (divided)
  • 2 packs enoki mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
Spicy Enoki Mushroom dish | Source: YouTube/LEEDOEASMR

Spicy Enoki Mushroom dish | Source: YouTube/LEEDOEASMR

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine gochujang, gochugaru, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, toasted sesame oil, and water. Add buldak sauce optionally.
  2. Trim the base of the enoki mushrooms, leaving about an inch intact to prevent them from separating. Break them into smaller sections, rinse under cold water, and pat dry with paper towels or a salad spinner.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the prepared mushrooms and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove them from the skillet and repeat the process with the rest.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining oil. Once the oil is heated, sauté minced garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Pour in the gochujang sauce mixture and bring it to a simmer.
  5. Return the cooked mushrooms to the skillet and toss them in the sauce. Allow them to cook uncovered for another 3-4 minutes, flipping them once halfway through, until the sauce slightly thickens and coats the mushrooms.
  6. Serve the dish immediately and enjoy!

A Few Tips:

1. Spicy Enoki Mushrooms pair exceptionally well with freshly cooked rice, acting as a perfect meat substitute or a standalone main dish.

2. For an extra indulgent experience, serve it alongside cheesy ramen to balance out the heat with creaminess.

3. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat them in a non-stick pan over medium heat, adding a bit of water if needed to loosen the sauce.

Now, you’re a pro at cooking Spicy Enoki Mushrooms! Whether you're a spice aficionado or simply looking to tantalize your taste buds, this recipe is sure to leave a lasting impression.

If you're eager to delve into more Asian cuisine, why not sample this Balbacua recipe? It's a delicious taste of Filipino comfort food that you can enjoy right in your own home!

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