The Musette: Baked mushrooms

Baked mushrooms are the ultimate low-lift creation. Here, mushrooms are tossed in a simple ponzu marinade, topped with cubes of (vegan) butter and citrus slices, then baked to perfection in a hot oven.

You can play around with a wide range of your favourite edible mushrooms here. And on the spice front (in the marinade), I often use something a bit feisty and hot – like shichimi togarashi, but other times use favourite curry blends, or fresh herbs. To make more mushrooms, double the quantity of everything and increase the size of your baking dish.

Ingredients (serves 2 – 4)

    • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce
    • 2 tsp white  miso
    • 1/2 tsp spice blend (optional)
    • 225g (8 oz) mushrooms, cut or torn into bite-sized pieces
    • 1/2  organic lemon, seeds removed, very thinly sliced
    • 1 tbsp (vegan) butter, cut into tiny cubes
    • 12g (1/4 cup) freshly chopped chives


1.Pre-heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas mark 7/425F with a rack in the centre.

2. Stir together the ponzu, miso and spices in a small bowl.

Close-up photo of specialty mushrooms - oyster mushrooms, mother of pearl mushrooms, chestnut mushrooms and more

3. Toss the mushrooms with half the marinade in a medium oven-proof casserole dish (Dutch oven). Drizzle the remaining marinade over and gently toss again. Ensure all the mushrooms are thoroughly coated in the marinade.

Baked Mushrooms with Miso Butter

4. Scatter the citrus across the top and then dot with the cubes of (vegan) butter. Cover with greaseproof (parchment) paper (tucked around the mushrooms) or foil and bake for 20 minutes.

5. The sauce creates itself in the base of the dish. This is the type of preparation that is great whether you have regular button mushrooms or a fancy mix of exotic varietals. Promise!

6. Uncover and serve immediately sprinkled with chives or other fresh herbs. And if you want to get a bit decadent, a dollop of sour cream or creme fraiche is magic.

Baked Mushrooms in a Casserole Dish

Sheree’s Handy Hints

1. Don’t forget you have a lot of latitude with which mushrooms you use. There’s a huge choice of mushrooms available now but this dish will work equally well with basic button or cremini mushrooms – absolutely perfect over a bowl of steaming hot rice. So, don’t sweat it if that is what’s available. This is still going to be great.

2. I like to break (or cut) the mushrooms into slightly bigger than bite-sized pieces before tossing in the marinade. They will go on to collapse as they bake.

Raw mushrooms before baking

20 Comments on “The Musette: Baked mushrooms

  1. This dish sounds so delicious! Thank you for emphasizing that any mushrooms will work, or I would have been very intimidated by your spectacular selection, lol.

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