It’s time for some vegan tapas!  Shiitake a la Gallega is what’s for lunch today.  A decadent mushroom dish that mimics a traditional tapas bar recipe, usually made from octopus, but in this recipe, no animals or sea life were harmed! Join us in the #LunchBreakLIVE kitchen with our vegan guest chef from Barcelona, Mina Miusius, creating this unforgettable dish on #JaneUnChainedNews.




Mina is a vegan chef from Barcelona!  Her passion for cooking and food began when she was a kid, watching her grandma make meals for her whole family. She has always been passionate about food and how it brings people together.

Later in life, she went to a culinary arts school in Barcelona, where she developed her techniques for French, Spanish and Catalonian dishes and other international cuisines (she makes a mean mapo tofu!)

Eventually, she moved to New York City and worked in different vegan kitchens, catered to private events, and worked as a private chef for people with varying diets and lifestyles. She has also consulted and sold some of her vegan recipes to various restaurants.

Her thoughts about Food? It is enjoyable but also nourishing for the body and soul. This is one of the reasons she is a vegan chef ( her main reason, of course, was for the animals!)


Mina Miusius

Chef Mina Miusius



This vegan tapas dish, shiitake a la gallega, perfectly mimics a popular traditional tapas bar dish usually made from octopus on a bed of potatoes.  Instead of octopus, Mina uses shitake mushrooms, the perfect replacement because of its texture!  This recipe can be served hot or cold, so it is perfect for any time of the year.  You can use the broth to make a paella as well.  it’s a two-for-one kind of recipe!


vegan tapas ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe.


vegan tapas

The finished shiitake a la gallega.


Mina Miusius

Mina Miusius showing off her finished dish.

vegan tapas

Shiitake a la gallega

The veganized version of a popular tapas dish that usually uses octopus. This version is tasty, cruelty-free, and simple to make.
Course Appetizer, tapas
Cuisine Spanish


  • Half pound of shiitake
  • Three peeled potatoes medium size
  • Half an onion with the skin
  • 2 tomatoes cut in halves
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 of a kelp dry sheet
  • 1 vegetable bouillon
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbs Smoked paprika


  • Start boiling the potatoes with some salt to fork tender for about 20 min.
  • Cut the stems off from the parsley.
  • Add all the leftover ingredients to the pot except the parsley leaves, the olive oil and the smoked paprika. Cook for about 30 min.
  • Remove the potatoes from the water and let them cool down.
  • Follow the same procedure for the shiitakes (don’t throw away the broth!!)
  • Slice the potatoes and plate the slices next to each other, starting from the widest part of the dish, creating a spiral effect.
  • Add olive oil and salt to the potatoes.
  • Slice the shiitake and plate them over the potatoes.
  • Add more olive oil and finish with a big sprinkle of smoked paprika and parsley.
  • Enjoy!!!


With the broth you can make some paella!! 
The dish can be served hot or cold
Can be made the day before 🙂
Keyword vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!



What a fun and unique episode of #LunchBreakLIVE.  Vegan tapas all the way!  I hope you give this dish a try and let us know how you liked it.  Take a photo of your finished recipe and tag @JaneUnChainedNEWS on Instagram.  Hop over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page where we have a ton of other recipes for you to try.  Until next time…keep cookin’!