Oyster Mushroom Scallops Alternative

May 06, 2021 by Samuel Anthony

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A saucepan filled with mushrooms garlic and herbs.

King oyster mushrooms are growing in popularity for their diverse range of uses, but above all for me is this plant-based scallops alternative.

Vegan 'Scallops'

Plant based garlic and basil scallops recipe for a delicious seafood alternative using king oyster mushrooms.


Prep: 10m

Cook: 10m

Total: 20m

Serves: 2


  • Ingredients
  • 5 large king oyster mushrooms
  • 4tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2tsp sea salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 5g fresh basil
  • Method
  • Remove the heads from the king oyster mushrooms, saving them for another recipe. Slice the stalk into quarter inch thick slices. Crush the garlic cloves and halve the lemon. Tear the basil leaves.
  • Preheat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic to the oil and stir for roughly a minute before placing the mushroom stalk slices into the oil and pressing them down firmly. Leave to fry for around 5 minutes per side.
  • Turn off the heat, squeeze in the juice from half of the lemon, catching the pips. Stir in the salt, pepper and basil. Serve!
  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories: 388
    15.52%
  • Protein: 13g
    26%
  • Fibre: 9g
    13.8%
  • Iron: 5mg
    50%
  • Vitamin C: 14mg
    5.6%
  • Calcium: 37mg
    3.7%
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
    0%

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