Zen Mushroom Saute

August 24, 2018

Author Notes:

A Netflix episode of Chef's Table inspires this dish!

Lakshmi Sundar

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 5 min


  • 2 packets 4 ounces each of Shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dark sesame oil
  • 1 Inch square of ginger
  • Salt Only if needed
In This Recipe


  1. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and cut two slits crosswise across the caps (see picture). Gently wash and dry the mushrooms.
  2. Heat the sesame oil and when it is warm, add the ginger and fry for a minute.
  3. Add the mushrooms and toss gently in the oil taking care that the mushrooms don’t break.
  4. Add the soy sauce and toss the mushrooms gently again, coating with the soy sauce and sesame oil.
  5. Add salt only if needed.
  6. Cook for two-three minutes and turn off the stove.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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