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Plate of Portobello Panang Curry Over Rice
Portobello Panang Curry
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Pan-seared portobello slabs are simmered in a rich sauce of coconut milk, peanut butter and red curry to create this succulent vegan remake of a Thai classic.
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 488 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1-14 oz. can full fat coconut milk
  • 2-4 tbsp. vegan red curry paste to taste
  • 2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari or to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 large portobello caps stemmed, cleaned and cut into ½ inch thick strips
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced into strips
For Serving
  • cooked jasmine rice
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves loosely packed
  1. Whisk coconut milk, curry paste, peanut butter, maple syrup and soy sauce together in a medium bowl. You can warm the mixture up a bit if needed to fully blend.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and place over medium heat. Working in batches if needed, add portobello strips in a single layer and cook until browned on bottoms, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook 5 minutes more.
  3. Add coconut milk mixture and bell pepper. Raise heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until peppers and mushrooms are tender, 10 minutes.
  4. Divide rice onto plates and top with mushroom mixture. Sprinkle with scallions, basil and peanuts. Serve.
Recipe Notes

As far as vegan curry paste options go, Maesri is my favorite. This time around I used Thai Kitchen though, just because it's milder, which I think works better for this type of curry.

Nutrition information does not include rice.

Nutrition Facts
Portobello Panang Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 384
% Daily Value*
Fat 42.7g66%
Saturated Fat 25.8g129%
Sodium 898mg37%
Potassium 711mg20%
Carbohydrates 22.1g7%
Fiber 4.3g17%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 9.3g19%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.