Portabella Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

These portabella ‘shrooms are savory and satisfying. They make the perfect vegetarian appetizer.

Author: Mushroom Council 

Serves: 24

What You Need

Peanut Sauce

  1. 2 cups chunky peanut butter
  2. 2 cups coconut milk
  3. ½ cup lemon Juice
  4. ¼ cup honey
  5. 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  7. 1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper


  • 24 portabella mushrooms (about 2.5 ounces each)
  • Vegetable oil as needed
  • Cilantro and red pepper flakes, for garnish as needed

What You Do

  1. To make peanut sauce, thoroughly combine peanut butter, coconut milk, lemon juice, honey, garlic, cumin and red pepper. Let stand at least one hour to marry flavors.
  2. To prepare satay, remove stem and brush each portabella cap with oil; season well with salt and pepper. Arrange on sheet pan.
  3. Bake at 500˚F until mushrooms are tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Cut one portabella cap into 3/8-inch slices; thread slices on 2 skewers. Repeat with remaining caps; reserve.

Per Order: Grill 2 skewers, turning a couple of times, until tender and lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Sprinkle with coriander. Serve with ¼ cup peanut sauce on the side. Garnish with red pepper flakes if desired.