WOAH. Are you doing a double take at this photo? These vegan “scallops” are pretty convincing right?! Don’t worry, these little buddies did not come from the ocean- vegans and people with shellfish allergies (mom) rejoice! These are made form King Oyster mushrooms. Which happen to be one of my favourite mushrooms because of how versatile they are!
But how do they taste?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying these taste like scallops. I actually have no idea what scallops taste like! I think I was meant to be vegan honestly… I’ve tried one type of shellfish ONCE in my life, and that’s it. It always grossed me out too much! Living in Nova Scotia, one of the most seafood-heavy provinces in Canada, its kind of weird that I had such an aversion to most seafood, even from a young age. Pair that with my mom’s shellfish allergy and… yeah I’ve never had a real scallop. So, I can’t vouch for these mushrooms in that regard. However, they LOOK look and (from what I gather) have a similar texture to scallops. So, we’re going to roll with it.
Especially because I paired them with this AMAZING white wine mustard sauce. And some greens, because *health*. I can see myself serving this dish over pasta, but I opted for my creamy garlic thyme mashed potatoes first because I was craving mashed potatoes. But trust me, some buttered up fettuccine would be divine with this dish as well!Print