Shiitake Mushrooms are delicious and super healthy for you.
Shiitake mushrooms are very versatile and can be used with many savory dishes. This simple mushroom recipe takes just minutes to make and will add valuable nutrients and flavor to your meal.
Did you know that shiitakes are:
- Famous for their rich smoky flavor, shiitake mushrooms are said to have more than 10 times the flavor as white button mushroom
- Shiitake mushrooms are known as a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their many health-promoting properties
- Shiitake mushrooms may help boost immune system function and have anti-tumor, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-viral properties
- Shiitake mushrooms are widely available at grocery stores, Asian markets, and some farmer’s markets; look for mushrooms that are firm, plump, and clean, and avoid those that are wet or slimy
Information and recipe are from the George Mateljan Foundation
Healthy Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms
Calories: 212 per serving
- 1 lb. fresh sliced shiitake mushrooms (ideally organic)
- 3 Tbsp. low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 2 Tbsp. each of fresh rosemary, oregano, or feta cheese
Serving Size: 2
- Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
- Remove stems from mushrooms and slice.
- Heat broth in a stainless steel skillet. When broth begins to steam, add garlic and mushrooms and cover for 3 minutes.
- Remove skillet cover and let mushrooms cook for 4 more minutes.
- Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and whatever optional ingredients desired.
Recipe from George Mateljan Foundation