Simple and Luscious Asian Shitake Mushrooms

By jwolfsthal
April 22, 2011
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Author Notes: This is a simple yet decadent dish, to serve for a simple weeknight dinner or an elegant appetizer for a dinner party.jwolfsthal

Serves: 4

  • 1 pound Shitake Mushroom, remove the stems and save for stock
  • tablespoons garlic, monced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mirin, can use sake and a little sugar as a replacement
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
  1. wash, dry, de-stem and slice shitake mushrooms into strips
  2. add sesame oil to wok or hot skillet and brown garlic and ginger on high heat, maybe 1-2 minutes until just turning brown
  3. add mushrooms and turn down heat to medium and saute until just soft
  4. add in soy sauce and mirin and cook down, letting the mushrooms absorb liquid
  5. Add pepper and sesame seeds, and remove from heat
  6. serve over rice (white or brown) for a main course, or over soft polenta for an appetizer.

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