Marinated oyster mushrooms with basil and ginger

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Pure Vegetarian

By Paul Gayler

Published 2006

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You can use shiitake or chestnut mushrooms instead. Don’t chill before serving as the delicate marinating juices dilute the flavour.


  • 1 cm piece of root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 gree


Place the chopped ginger, garlic and chilli in a mortar, add a little salt and crush lightly with the pestle to form a smooth paste. Trim the oyster mushrooms and clean them of any dirt with a damp cloth, then cut them into bite-sized pieces if necessary.

Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and, when hot, add the paste and cook for 20-30 seconds to infuse the oil. Throw in the mus