Coconut Mushrooms & Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Here's an delicious dinner that doesn't take a million hours to put together and has inexpensive ingredients.

Even though I didn't include this in the directions, I usually add in a teaspoon of cumin because I will find any excuse to use it. I'm addicted!

Never used canned coconut milk in a recipe? You're in for a treat! There's no weird coconut flavor in this dish and it makes a nice light gravy to go with the potatoes.

Enjoy!

Coconut Mushrooms & Mashed Potatoes

by Brown Vegan

Keywords: saute entree vegan vegetarian

Ingredients (Serves 5)

    Coconut Mushrooms
    • 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
    • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
    • 3 shallots, finely chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • 5 cups cremini mushrooms, chopped
    • 15 oz can of coconut milk
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    Mashed Potatoes
    • 2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled and cut lengthwise into quarters
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk (add more if necessary)
    • 1/4 cup vegan margarine (Earth Balance and Smart Balance are options)
    • 1 teaspoon salt (1/2 teaspoon more salt for the cooking water)
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Instructions

    Mushroom Instructions

    Heat a large shallow pan on medium heat with oil. Add in bell pepper, shallots and garlic for about 3 mins. Then add in mushrooms, stirring frequently for 4 minutes.

    Pour in coconut milk and bring to a boil until liquid has reduced by half. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

    Mashed Potatoes Instructions

    Place potatoes into a large saucepan. Add cold water to the pan until the potatoes are covered by at least an inch. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

    Bring the potatoes and water to a boil.

    Reduce the heat to low to maintain a simmer and cover.

    Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until you can easily poke through them with a fork.

    When the potatoes are done, drain the water and place the potatoes back into the pot.

    Add in the milk, margarine, salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher.

    Add more milk to smooth out the potatoes, if necessary. Don't over­beat the potatoes or the mashed potatoes will end up gluey.

    Adjust seasoning.

    To serve: Scoop mashed potatoes into a bowl. Top with about 1⁄2 cup of coconut mushrooms and cilantro

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