Vegan at Tiff’s BBQ King Oyster Mushroom and Maple Ribs

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BBQ King Oyster Mushroom and Maple Ribs
2 portions



  • 450g tomato passata
  • 70g pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tbsp maple vinegar
  • 3 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1.5 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder


  • 6 king oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil



  1. In a blender, mix together all of the sauce ingredients
  2. Pour into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for a 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Set aside


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C
  2. Clean your mushrooms and then cut the caps/heads off the king oyster mushrooms, reserve these for another use
  3. In a bowl, coat the mushrooms with some of the BBQ sauce. The longer they marinate, the more flavour they will absorb, leave them for a minimum of 15 minutes
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat, place the mushrooms in the pan and put another warmed heavy pan/skillet on top, so that the mushrooms are in between the two pans
  5. Press the top pan firmly using a tea towel (be careful not to burn yourself) to flatten and sear the mushrooms. Fry for around 30 seconds on each side, using tongs to turn
  6. Line a baking tray with foil and brush with oil. Add the mushrooms to the tray and drizzle some of the remaining BBQ sauce on top. Wrap the foil over the mushrooms to form a parcel
  7. Put the baking tray into the oven and roast for 30 minutes
  8. Remove the tray from the oven and pour over the remaining BBQ sauce and cook in the oven for a further 20 minutes
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Using king oyster mushrooms instead of meat makes this delicious BBQ rib recipe 100% vegan, while adding amber maple syrup adds a rich flavour.

Find more great recipes and imagery from Tiffany Shirley on instagram @vegan_at_tiffs.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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