Friday, February 8, 2013

Cashew Oyster Burgers

Don't panic, vegan friends - I'm talking about oyster mushrooms here! Burger week at my house has turned up two real winners - the Walnut Burgers from Monday, and these fabulously fishy (but not too fishy) patties. These were great on grainy buns with the usual trimmings, but I also think they'd make lovely little appetizer-sized oyster cakes or sliders.

Cashew Oyster Burgers
1 cup raw cashews, lightly toasted and finely chopped
4 ounces fresh oyster mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 cup flour
1 T nutritional yeast
3 T flax seed meal
2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp kelp granules
1/2 tsp salt - or to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
1 T tamari
1 T mustard
1 tsp vegan worcestershire
2 T water

Mix everything together using your hands. Shape into 3 or 4 patties and cook over medium-low heat in a non-stick frying pan until both sides are browned.

These are good with homemade tartar sauce: vegan mayo, mustard, and chopped pickles. Yum.

1 comment:

Emakaye said...

Ooooh! This sounds really good! I'm always looking for more recipes to use quinoa in.