Adobong pusit is a Filipino delicacy: "adobo" means to cook in garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar and "pusit" means squid. The actual squid version is known to have tinted black sauce (squid emits a black liquid substance when cooked). To achieve the same look, this recipe mashed black beans. As for the taste, the trick relies on the seasoning.
Adobong Pusit (Filipino ‘Squid’) [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 3-5 pieces king trumpet mushroom, cut in big chunks, cored (see note below)
- 4-6 tablespoons cooked quinoa
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 5 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed, and minced
- 5 tablespoons white vinegar
- Sea salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup cooked black beans, mashed or blended until smooth using a blender (add a little bit of water if it gets too thick)
- Stuff mushrooms with quinoa.
- Heat medium-size pan over medium heat. Pour oil and heat for about a minute or two.
- Add garlic and sauté until slightly golden.
- Add mushroom and cook all sides.
- Season with vinegar, sea salt, and pepper.
- Mix in the black beans, coating all sides of the mushrooms.
- Turn off heat. Serve hot with rice on the side. Enjoy!
You could buy king trumpet mushrooms at most Asian grocery stores and health stores. To core the mushrooms, use a paring knife.