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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 5 years ago
5 answers 1101 views
45629128 0a8d 458b 920a 7ce729a5ae73  stringio
added over 5 years ago

I would substitute. Maybe basil.

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Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 5 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.

516f887e 3787 460a bf21 d20ef4195109  bigpan
added over 5 years ago

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

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added over 5 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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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 5 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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