Portobello Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Menu Part: Sauce
Cuisine Type: Asian
Serves: 24

Portobello satay is silky-textured and smoky-flavored. Paired with the Thai-inspired spicy peanut sauce, it becomes a fabulous vegetarian appetizer.

Ingredients

2 2⁄3 cups chunky peanut butter
2 cups coconut milk
1⁄2 cup lemon juice
1⁄4 cup honey
8 cloves garlic, chopped
4 tsp. ground cumin
1 1⁄2 tsp. crushed red pepper
24 Portobello mushrooms
Vegetable oil, as needed
Chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes, for garnish

Steps

1. For peanut sauce, combine first seven ingredients. Let stand at least 1 hr.

2. For satay, brush each portobello cap with oil and season well with salt and pepper. Arrange caps on sheet pan.

3. Bake at 500°F until mushrooms are tender, about 8 min.

4. Cut 1 portobello in 3⁄8-in. slices; thread slices on two skewers. Repeat with remaining caps; reserve.

5. Per order, grill two skewers, turning a couple of times, until tender and lightly browned, about 2 min. per side. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with 1⁄4 cup peanut sauce on the side. Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.