Shiitake Oil

September 25, 2015

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

The perfect garnish for basically anything, and a great base for homemade aioli.


Makes: 2 cups


  • 10 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 leek, cleaned and quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 small cloves garlic, whole and peeled
  • 1/3 ounce thyme sprigs
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 cups grapeseed oil
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a small, heavy, oven-safe pot with a lid.
  3. Bake, lid on, for 6 hours, or until oil is very fragrant.
  4. Let cool, then strain. Keep in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Big P. October 17, 2015
I might try this using some dried shiitakes that are at hand.
BarbaraM December 7, 2015
Hey, just wondering if you tried this and if it worked?