The simplicity of this recipe makes it a great snack or light lunch, but can also serve as an appetizer or side dish to a larger meal. —Hi, I'm Brian.
Test Kitchen Notes
Enoki mushrooms, which are thin and white and have a mild flavor with a delightful crunch, are very popular in East Asian cooking, and you'll most likely find them in soups or as a side dish. Once you give them a try, you'll always have a bunch hanging in the fridge, as they've got a variety of uses. And if you happen to have some on hand, look no further than this super-easy recipe that leads to perfectly cooked enoki mushrooms. Not only that, these mushrooms are highly nutritious if you're craving a snack that doesn't consist of chips. All you need for this recipe is some sesame oil, garlic, and soy sauce, which really enhance the savory flavor of the mushrooms. After cooking the raw bite out of the garlic, simply add said mushrooms, let them cook until the desired texture is reached, and then stir in the soy sauce to warm through. That's all it takes for a wonderful, appetizing side dish or snack.
And this recipe can be tailored to whatever you have on hand. Definitely add some finely chopped ginger along with the garlic if you've got some. Garnish with bright scallions as a finishing touch. Want a little bit of a bite? Add some crushed red pepper flakes or drizzle with a touch of Sriracha before serving. The mushrooms are also a great addition to a hot pot, big bowl of ramen, or big bowl of soba noodles. If you've never cooked with them before, we highly recommend giving this recipe a shot. —The Editors