Method for Cooking Shiitake Mushrooms

Tender and caramelized shiitake mushrooms cooked with onion and garlic make up this recipe. Taking only 20 minutes to prepare, this simple side dish is the perfect complement to any main dish. These sautéed shiitake mushrooms are delicious on their own straight from the pan, but they also pair well with a variety of other foods, such as a heaping serving of pasta, a burger, a pizza, or a juicy grilled steak, pork chops, or chicken.

sautéed shiitake mushrooms in a small white bowl

One of my favorite quick and easy side dishes to make during the week is sautéed shiitake mushrooms. Simple ingredients like mushrooms, onions, and garlic come together to form something that is incredibly delicious and requires little effort to make. It's so good that I've been making it twice a week, sometimes more.

This recipe for shiitake mushrooms is the perfect side dish if you're looking for something quick and easy that will complement a wide variety of main dishes. So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty.

making a shiitake mushrooms recipe in a cast iron skillet

When asked to define shiitake mushrooms, many people struggle to do so.

One of the most widely grown types of specialty mushrooms, shiitakes can be located in the produce section of most supermarkets.

Soups, salads, eggs, meat dishes, and stir-fries all benefit from their meaty texture and delicious earthy, umami flavor. They can be used for a wide variety of purposes and taste great while doing it.

Try to find shiitakes that are full and firm when you go shopping for them. Don't eat any that are slimy or wrinkled.

It's true that shiitake mushrooms can be quite costly. When I go to my neighborhood market, I pay $10 for one pound of mushrooms. For .98, or $12 per pound if pre-sliced, fresh mushrooms can be purchased.

Is it safe to eat shiitake mushrooms?

The shiitake mushroom is extremely healthy. Among the highest sources of copper, a mineral essential to maintaining healthy blood vessels, bones, and the immune system, is found in these foods. Additionally, they are an excellent selenium source.

In addition to being high in protein and fiber, shiitake mushrooms also contain eritadenine, a compound that has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. In addition, the beta-glucans in them help reduce inflammation and block the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract.  

Vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin D, riboflavin, phosphorus, thiamin, folate, iron, and manganese are just some of the other vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that shiitake mushrooms provide.

Shiitake mushrooms are an excellent food choice.

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms call for these ingredients:

For this mushroom sauté, you'll need only 5 basic pantry items. All of these ingredients are readily available and make for the tastiest mushrooms imaginable.

To get started, you'll need:

  • Oil - To fry the vegetables in The use of butter is acceptable.
  • You will need one pound of shiitake mushrooms, prepped by cleaning, trimming, and slicing. Mushrooms can be purchased washed and pre-sliced at the grocery store, saving you time.
  • Diced onion and garlic add a wonderful aromatic quality to the dish when sautéed with the mushrooms.
  • Onion greens add a pop of color and a burst of brightness.
  • You can enhance the flavor of anything you cook by adding salt and pepper.
sliced shiitake mushrooms in a small bowl

A guide to preparing shiitake mushrooms for cooking:

This shiitake mushroom dish is quick and simple to put together. The best way to get started is to have everything you need within easy reach of the stove. Below the recipe card you'll find a more detailed explanation of how to prepare this dish.

  1. Mushrooms need to be cleaned and sliced. Put the mushrooms in a bowl of cold water for a quick rinse. We shouldn't submerge them in water because of how porous they are. Cutting off the stems (which are too woody to eat) and then slicing the mushrooms thinly is the best way to prepare them for consumption.
  2. Fry up some mushrooms Oil should be heated in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. After about 15 minutes, add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are golden brown.
  3. Prepare a dish by including garlic and onions. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and mix well. And keep on cooking for another 5 minutes.
  4. Serve Cook, then serve with sliced green onion.
shiitake mushrooms recipe cooking in a cast iron skillet

There are a variety of tasty preparations for shiitake mushrooms that can be made when sautéed.

Although delicious right out of the pan or as a side dish, here are some other delicious ways to serve these shiitake mushrooms.

  • Topping for a burger or a sandwich Place a few mushroom slices on top of your burger or sandwich, after they've been drained of their liquid. Add some melted cheese on top for extra flavor. Yum
  • Pizza Make use of mushrooms as a pizza topping by draining the liquid and then using the mushrooms themselves. Incredible flavor
  • Potatoes Served atop baked or mashed potatoes, these sautéed shiitake mushrooms are delicious in their entirety.
  • Protein Steak, chicken, and pork chops benefit greatly from a topping of sautéed shiitake mushrooms.
  • Pasta It's delicious to toss the mushrooms and their juices with zucchini noodles or any other type of pasta.

Sautéed shiitake mushrooms, in whatever form you present them, are guaranteed to please a crowd.

Recipe notes and helpful hints:

  • You can make a really tasty and flavorful vegetable broth by saving the stems from the mushrooms after you cut them off and adding them to other vegetable scraps.
  • Personally, I like my mushrooms sliced thinly, but you can certainly leave them whole or cut them in half if you prefer. Cooking times should be modified accordingly.
  • Don't disturb the mushrooms after you've added them to the pan. Leave the mushrooms alone for at least 5 minutes during the cooking process. In addition, we need to wait to salt them until after they have cooked down; otherwise, the salt will draw out water during cooking, causing them to steam instead of brown.
  • Green onion is used as a garnish in this dish, but you could also use fresh parsley, chives, or thyme leaves.
shiitake mushrooms recipe in a small white bowl

The shiitake mushrooms in this sauté are irresistible, simple, reliable, and flexible. Make your taste buds happy by adding these items to your shopping list today.

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  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 pound mushroom Shiitake preparation involves cleaning, trimming, and slicing
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped garlic finely diced onion
  • 2 cloves chopped or minced
  • The seasonings of your choice
  • Inch-thick rings of green onion
  • Oil a large, nonstick pan and heat it over medium heat.
  • Add the shiitake mushrooms once the oil is hot and cook them for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until they are golden brown.
  • After five minutes of sautéing, add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to remove the raw flavor of the onions and garlic.
  • Green onion pieces can be added as a garnish. Enjoy
  • My preferred method of cleaning mushrooms is with a damp towel. If you'd like, you can give the mushrooms a quick rinse in water, but you should do so in a hurry because the mushrooms will absorb the water.
Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 74 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 4 g | "Saturated Fat" 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Unsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 11 mg | Potassium: 358 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 6 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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