Author Notes: These super salty, slightly tangy slices make a great addition to wraps, sandwiches, salads, and more. Keep them in your fridge for a quick snack or a means of adding intensity and umami to any dish! —Gena Hamshaw
Makes: 4 cups
Prep time: 8 hrs
Cook time: 2 hrs
tablespoons low-sodium tamari, more to taste
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
tablespoons maple syrup
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
teaspoon smoked paprika
teaspoon ground chili powder
large or medium portobello mushroom caps, sliced into strips about 1/4-inch thick
- Whisk together the tamari, vinegar, syrup, olive oil, paprika, and chili. Transfer to a rectangular, airtight container and add the mushroom slices. Marinate them for 8 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat your oven to 250° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange the mushroom slices on the sheets. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the pieces have shrunken, browned slightly, and dried out. They should have a chewy texture. Flip slices at the 1 hour mark.
- Allow the slices to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Stored in the fridge, the jerky will keep for up to 1 week.
Photo by Bobbi Lin