Healing Shiitake Mushroom Recipes

Shiitake mushrooms have medicinal qualities which make them healing when eaten regularly, so let’s get them into our meals in some delicious ways.

4 Tasty Shiitake Mushroom Recipes

Shiitake Mushroom recipes

Quick Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

Quick Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs

These sautéed shiitake mushrooms are a great addition to a meal. They are a tasty topper for rice, millet or quinoa and only take about 15 minutes to make.

Ingredients:

10 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms
2 Tbsp mixed herbs (marjoram, thyme and sage)
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/3 cup parsley leaves, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:

  1. Lightly wipe the mushrooms.
  2. Trim and discard any tough stems on the mushrooms.
  3. Slice the mushrooms.
  4. Bring the oil to medium-high heat in a large skillet and add the mushrooms.
  5. Stirring them frequently and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the mushrooms have released their juices and begin to brown.
  6. Stir in the garlic and fry for 2 minutes.
  7. Now add herbs; stir in and season to taste.
  8. Stir in the parsley and serve.
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Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts

Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts

This salad is extra delicious with the addition of shiitake mushrooms. A salad a day is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.

Ingredients:

1 pound of Arugula, Spinach, Lettuce
1/2 cup Cucumber, chopped
5 Shiitake Mushroom, sauteed
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
2 Green Onions, chopped

Dressing:

2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame oil
1/2 tsp Tamari
Few drops of light stevia (optional)

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry greens with paper towels or spin dry.
  2. Sauté mushrooms and chop cucumber, walnuts and green onions.
  3. Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Now, toss all ingredients with dressing.
  5. Serve and enjoy your shiitake salad with walnuts.
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Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup

Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup

This could be a light lunch or a side at dinnertime.

1 piece Kombu
1 piece Wakame
4 dried shitake mushrooms
1-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
1 – 3 Tbsp Shiro miso
3 cups water
Handful bean sprouts
Few chives for topping

Directions:

1. Soak Kombu, Wakame, ginger and shitake mushrooms in 3 cups of water in a saucepan for 30 minutes.
2. Bring to a boil.
3. Simmer for 30 minutes.
4. Strain out the kombu, wakame and mushrooms saving the liquid.
5. Slice Wakame and kombu and cut stocks off shitake mushrooms and chop finely, and slice mushroom caps in half and return to stock
6. Simmer on medium heat till spinach leaves have wilted. Turn heat off.
8. Add miso. (Never boil miso because that kills the live cultures which are so beneficial). Stir the miso thoroughly into the water and then add this back to the pot.  As Miso is high in sodium, adjust how much you add to taste.
9. Serve.

Serves 4

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Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup

Spicy Asian Shiitake Mushroom Soup with Fried Tofu

Try this very hearty soup and you can leave out the chili if you do not like spicy soup.

Ingredients:

1/2 block of firm tofu drained and cut into cubes
5 green onions, chopped
1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped (optional)
3 – 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
A large piece of fresh ginger, peeled and diced finely
2 Tbsp Soy sauce or tamari to taste
6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil

Directions:

  1. Put 4 cups of water into a medium pot and bring to boil.
  2. Add in your green onions, chilli, garlic, ginger and tamari, simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Now add the mushrooms and continue to simmer.
  4. Fry the tofu cubes in the sesame oil, fry until golden brown on all sides.
  5. Mix in the tofu and the bit of sesame oil from frying into the soup mixture.
  6. Serve and enjoy your soup.

Note: you can add bok choy or any other greens that you would like.

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46 comments

hELEN h
hELEN habout a month ago

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Renata B
Renata Babout a month ago

Very attractive, but I use weight and liquid measurements: I learned them at the primary school.

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Claudia S
Claudia S1 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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John J
John J2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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Winn A
Winn Adams2 months ago

Thanks

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Winn A
Winn Adams2 months ago

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Paulo R
Paulo R2 months ago

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 months ago

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 months ago

Thanks.

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