Quick pickled onions:
1 red onion, very thinly sliced
½ cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp sea salt flakes
250ml plain double cream yoghurt
1 small clove garlic, finely grated
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Aleppo pepper*
Good pinch of sea salt
*Aleppo pepper is available at speciality delis / artisanal grocers/spice stores.
If you cannot find Aleppo pepper simply substitute with 1 tsp sweet paprika and ¼ tsp cayenne pepper. Mix together.
125g butter, softened
125g harissa paste
12 large portobello mushrooms
Store bought flatbread / naan or pita
For the quick pickled onions:
Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake.
Make sure the onions are submerged.
Leave at room temperature while preparing the rest.
For the yoghurt sauce:
Combine all the ingredients together and taste to adjust seasoning.
Keep in the fridge until serving.
For the mushrooms:
Stir the softened butter and harissa paste together until well combined.
Taste the harissa paste you are using for seasoning – you may or may not need to add a little extra salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 200°C with the fan on.
Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Place portabellos on the prepared tray and brush generously with harissa butter.
Roast for about 7-10 minutes or until just tender.
While the mushrooms are roasting, warm or toast some flatbread and prepare the other toppings.
Serve harissa butter mushrooms piled onto warm flatbread with generous dollops of the spicy lemon yoghurt.
Scatter everything with fresh coriander leaves and pickled onions.
Squeeze over some fresh lime juice and enjoy!