AIP Asian Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
Following an autoimmune diet shouldn’t get in the way of your party-hosting ambitions. This fun appetizer is sure to please even the fussiest of guests.
How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms AIP-Friendly
If you look up stuffed mushrooms, there are a couple of ingredients that are problematic if you’re following autoimmune protocol. Cheese, eggs, and sesame seeds are commonly found in the ingredients list.
So how did I make this AIP Asian stuffed mushroom recipe even better than the original without troublesome food additions? Coconut aminos.
If you’re unfamiliar with coconut aminos, it’s similar to soy sauce, but without the soy and gluten. Good news if you love the taste of soy sauce but want to stick to your diet.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Mushrooms may not be fancy or exotic, but they have some fantastic health benefits. You just have to ignore the fact that you’re eating a type of fungi. But I digress.
Here’s one that gets a lot of people’s attention: weight loss. Mushrooms are low in calories and rich in fiber. That’s a great asset to help you feel full without much caloric penalty.
They’re also one of the few natural food sources of Vitamin D. If you live in an area that doesn’t get much sunlight, increasing your mushroom intake is a great idea to help make sure your body is getting what it needs.
It also contains germanium. This trace mineral doesn’t make a lot of headlines, but it helps you use oxygen efficiently and fights free radicals.
There is also promising research showing cancer fighting properties.
For the mushrooms and stuffing:
- 20 medium white button mushrooms, remove the stem
- 1/2 lb (225 g) ground chicken (or use 1 chicken breast food processed)
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
- 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos (30 ml)
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the dipping sauce:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, green onions, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos, and salt. Mix well.
- Clean the mushrooms (remove the stems carefully). Using your hands stuff the meat mixture into the mushrooms.
- You can either bake or steam these. (I steamed them for 15-20 minutes until the meat is cooked).
- To make the dipping sauce, mix together the garlic, coconut aminos, and vinegar in a small bowl.
- Serve the steamed stuffed mushrooms with the dipping sauce.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 105
- Sugar: 6 g
- Fat: 2 g
- Carbohydrates: 12 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 13 g