You can bake mushrooms in a solar oven. It is quick! It is easy! It is delicious! It is the perfect side dish to go with steak, chicken, pasta, or just on toast.
Mr. B loves mushrooms. He loves them on pizza. He loves them on top of steak. He loves them in everything. So it came as a surprise one day when we realized that we had never attempted to make them in the solar oven. That’s when we set out to do just that! And we discovered something amazing! It is quite simply the easiest dish I have ever made in a solar oven.
Mr. B picked up a small basket of mushrooms at the supermarket – already sliced and ready to go. After a quick rinse, I tossed them with a little bit of olive oil and parsley, layered them into a solar safe pan. And popped them into a pre-heated solar oven.
I used the Solavore Sport Solar oven to bake mushrooms. The day was a clear, bright, and sunny day of 72°F (22°C). I pre-heated the Sport to 240°F (115°C), but the final cooking temperature was 270°F (132°C). Although the Solavore will reach much higher temperatures, it was early in the day and it was not out very long. I covered the mushrooms with aluminum foil, dull side out, to help hold in the heat so they would cook faster. The mushrooms only took 1 hour to bake.
The amount of time it takes to cook in a solar oven depends on how hot your solar oven gets. And that depends on several factors, including the type of oven you are using, the weather, and how focused to the sun you keep the oven. Read here to learn more about How Long Does It Take to Cook in a Solar Oven.
How to Bake Mushrooms in a Solar Oven
- 1 pound (.45 Kg) white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- fresh parsley, chopped
- Pre-heat the solar oven while preparing the ingredients.
- Rinse the mushrooms and place in a large bowl.
- Add the olive oil and gently toss to coat the mushrooms.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the parsley. Toss to evenly coat the mushrooms.
- Layer the mushrooms into a solar recommended pan. Cover the pan. If the pan does not have a lid, cover with aluminum foil, dull side out.
- Place into the hot solar oven.
- Bake for about 1 hour or until tender.
- Serve immediately while hot.
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