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I am substituting crab with shitake mushrooms. The recipe calls for mint...will that combination taste bad?

Recipe: linguine with crab, lemon, (fresno) chile, and mint

asked by SarahZiker over 6 years ago

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kaupilimakoa
added over 6 years ago

I would substitute. Maybe basil.

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 6 years ago

Crab and shitake mushrooms have very different flavor profiles, and I agree that mint sounds off here. I might just go with chives or something else in the onion family.

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bigpan
added over 6 years ago

I would pull out the mint - and - lemon, and sub in lime.

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softpunk
added over 6 years ago

I would sub mint with chives and sub red wine vinegar or balsamic for the lemon. There is nothing crab-like about shitake mushrooms and you really need earthier flavours than mint and lemon.

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Maedl
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added over 6 years ago

I am not sure from your question whether you are using crab or shitake in your recipe. Crab combined with mint doesn''t do much for me, but in Italy, mint is used with chantarelles, so I might be tempted to give it a try with shitake.

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