Shiitakes are full of flavor, making them a great mushroom for an array of meals. Take a look at these shiitake mushroom recipe options to get cooking today!
What is your favorite shiitake mushroom recipe? The complex flavor of shiitake mushrooms can enhance many dishes.
Some simple dishes with shiitakes can be made by adding onions, garlic, or if they are in season, ramps. Peas and ginger also pair well with the full-bodied flavor of shiitake. Below we are looking at some unique shiitake mushroom recipes found from all over the web. First, let’s take a look at the process of stuffing shiitakes, which is the first shiitake mushroom recipe we recommend trying if you have not already.
A recommendation on stuffing shiitakes for a shiitake mushroom recipe
Stuffed shiitakes is a way to create an amazing texture and flavor for your next mushroom meal. The best shiitakes to use for stuffing are ones with large caps that have a slight curl to them. We provide some spawn and grow kits that would work well for this. You can use a variety of ingredients for the stuffing, and you can make these so they are for vegetarians or omnivores.
You can use tofu or beef, soy sauce, onion, garlic, black pepper, and any other spices that would fit with the flavors. You will also need cooking oil, flour, and two large eggs to complete this dish.
Begin by cleaning the mushrooms by gently brushing off any dirt, or cutting off any spots of decay. Remove the stems and dice them into small pieces. Mince your meat or tofu, and chop the onion and garlic. Add all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl. Place your mushroom caps on a plate with the caps up and lightly sprinkle flour on them. Fill the mushroom caps with the stuffing and sprinkler more flour on top. In a separate bowl, break the eggs and whisk together until blended well. Heat some oil in a pan and get ready to cook the mushrooms. To cook the mushrooms, pick up one of the caps, dip it into the egg, and place it into your heated pan. Allow the mushrooms to cook for about two minutes on each side.
A shiitake mushroom recipe for the macaroni and cheese lovers
This first shiitake mushroom recipe got my mouth watering! The best part is that it does not take too much time to prepare. It’s also vegan, in case that is a game-changer for you. You can check out the ingredients and the instructions for making the jalapeno mac and cheese burger with shiitake bacon by visiting this site. Here is a description of the burger:
“If you love a little fire, something with a wow factor that's guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, meet the jalapeño mac and cheese burger with Shiitake bacon. These awesome sandwiches are a foodie dream come true. It has multiple flavor dimensions — salty, savory, spicy, and cheesy — and if you want to add a little sweetness into the mix, add a drizzle of maple syrup to the Shiitake bacon marinade.”
A shiitake mushroom recipe with some fresh vegetables
Asparagus is a common vegetable found around the area of the northeast where we are located, and it is loved by many around here. Did you know that shiitakes go well with asparagus? They do, and this following recipe is a great way of combining the two. This shiitake mushroom recipe also includes the use of sesame oil, which gives it even more of a rich, nutty flavor.
Take a look at the shiitake mushroom and sesame asparagus recipe here.
A shiitake mushroom recipe for breakfast
Shiitakes aren’t just for lunch and dinner anymore. In fact, they can go great in egg dishes, like the shiitake and manchego scramble. You can find instructions for making this dish at Taste of Home. Here’s a description of the meal from a patron of the site. “This savory breakfast dish takes everyday scrambled eggs up a few notches. The rich flavor is so satisfying in the morning, and it's even better served with buttery toasted Italian bread.”
How to prepare accordingly for these interesting shiitake recipes
The easiest way to try out these shiitake mushroom recipes and many other ones is by growing your own shiitake mushrooms at home. You can grow your own shiitakes with the use of various cultivation methods, like growing shiitakes on logs or supplemented sawdust. However, the easiest and quickest way to get fresh shiitakes at home is by using our shiitake mushroom growing kits.