Crispy Seared Mushrooms with Kimchi Skyr

Recipe By: Home Cooking Collective


In this collaboration with Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi and Icelandic Provisions, crispy seared mushrooms sit on top of a bed of skyr-kimchi with lots of dill and scallions. The kimchi is prepared in two ways: sauteed and raw. Sauteed kimchi with onion and garlic yields a mellower flavor, while the raw version is punchy and sharp – then, both are folded into creamy skyr. It’s ideally served as a side dish, or as a snack with crackers or chips. 

2 tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Small Onion, Finely Chopped
Cloves of Garlic, Finely Minced
1/4 cup
Mother in Law's House Nappa Kimchi, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp
Netural Oil
8 ounces
Assorted Mushrooms, Cleaned and Thinly Sliced or Torn
1 cup
Icelandic Provisions Traditional Plain Skyr
Garlic Powder
1/4 cup
Chopped Dill or Mint, Finely Chopped
Step 1:
Make the kimchi-skyr: In a large saute pan set to medium heat, add olive oil. Stir in onion, garlic, 2 tablespoons of kimchi, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 8 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally and lowering the heat as necessary to prevent any burning, until onions are soft and translucent. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 6 to 8 minutes until the onions are golden-brown on the edges. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl; set aside and let cool to room temperature.
Step 2:
Pan-sear the mushrooms: Meanwhile, prepare the mushrooms. Wipe the same saute pan clean, then add canola oil on medium-high heat. When hot, add the mushrooms in batches to prevent any overcrowding in the pan. Sear the mushrooms for 3 to 5 minutes until nicely browned. Larger mushrooms will take longer, while smaller mushrooms will cook more quickly. Resist the urge to flip them early to allow them to fully sear. Once browned, reduce the heat to medium, flip the mushrooms, and cook on the other side. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly until warm but not hot. Repeat with the remaining batches, adding more oil if needed.
Step 3:
Assemble the dish: Stir in 1 cup skyr into the bowl with the onion/garlic/kimchi mixture. Mix in 1 tablespoon of the reserved chopped kimchi, and season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of garlic powder. Arrange skyr on a serving plate, and top with warm mushrooms, herbs, and garnish with the last tablespoon of kimchi.