King Satay with Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce

Chef Derek Sarno, Director of Plant-Based Innovation at Tesco, & Chef Chad Sarno

Authors of The Wicked Healthy Cookbook


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Photos: Eva Kosmas Flores

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King Satay with Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce Recipe

(Serves 4 as a starter course, or 8 as a pickup appetizer)

Pro-tip: Meaty king oyster mushrooms make this dish a win-win for meat eaters and plant eaters. The mushrooms have long, thick stems that you slice into thick strips, skewer, then roast to make satay. Yes! A creamy, gingery peanut sauce brings it all together.



1 pound king oyster mushrooms

5 tbsp vegetable oil

¼ cup water

¼ cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce

1 tbsp agave syrup

1 tbsp sriracha or chile paste

1 tsp hot chile oil

Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce

1 cup smooth peanut butter

¹⁄³ cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce

¹⁄³ cup fresh lime juice

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

¼ tsp smoked paprika

1 Thai chile, chopped; or ½ tsp red pepper flakes

½ to 1 cup water



Slice off the mushroom caps and save for another use (see Pro Tip). Trim the bases so the stems are clean. (In the next steps, you’ll be pressing the mushroom stems to make them thinner, flatter, and more pliable for skewering.)

Heat a