Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms

Get ready to elevate your side dish game with my Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms! This recipe is a breeze to whip up, delivering a burst of flavor with every bite. With just a few simple ingredients like fresh shiitake mushrooms, butter, and ponzu, you’ll create a dish that’s not only easy but also bursting with umami goodness. Trust me, once you try these savory mushrooms, you’ll be making them again and again for a quick and delicious addition to any meal!

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a white plate topped with green onions and butter ponzu sauce.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re seeking a delectable addition to your Japanese-inspired meal, look no further than my Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms! This dish takes fresh shiitake mushrooms to new heights, expertly pan-seared and coated in butter until golden brown, then finished with a drizzle of tangy ponzu sauce, a technique inspired by my Japanese Bacon Spinach Salad that I promise you will love!

Using my hassle-free stir-fry technique, inspired by favorites like my Japanese Miso Eggplant Stir Fry and Garlic Spinach Stir Fry, I crafted this mushrooms to boast a tender, umami-packed flavor profile that’s sure to delight your taste buds! Perfect as a side dish, this recipe is ideal for anyone craving an easy, all-natural dish bursting with Japanese-inspired goodness. Don’t wait another moment—get ready to savor these savory mushrooms now!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Shittake Mushroom – make sure to buy fresh shiitake mushrooms (not dried). Look for those with thicker caps. Avoid those that look wet, slimy, or shriveled.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil. 
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Ponzu – a citrus flavored soy sauce found in most Japanese supermarkets, Mizkan brand preferred.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.

Shittake mushroom cooked in a frying pan.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

Prep Your Ingredients in advance for efficiency and use a roomy Wok or Deep Skillet.

Step 1 First, clean, de-stem, and slice mushrooms into thin slices. Then, chop green onions and set aside.

Shiitake mushrooms sliced on a cutting board.

Step 2 Add cooking oil to a pan or skillet. After the oil is heated, lower the temperature to medium heat, and add in the sliced shiitake mushrooms. Cook for about 1 minute.

Shiitake mushrooms being cooked in a wok.

Step 3 Add in the butter, and cook for about another minute. The mushrooms will start to have a brown glaze. Mix in the green onions and turn off the heat. Pour ponzu on top before serving.

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a white plate topped with green onions and butter ponzu sauce.

🍳 Cooking Pro Tip

For optimal results, it’s crucial to Avoid Overcooking the shiitake mushrooms once they’re coated with butter.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

Garnish the dish with chopped Green Onions.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Serve the dish Hot for best results.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish complements Japanese-inspired meals well. Consider serving it with Garlic Chicken Fried Rice or Japanese Beef Fried Rice. Add a green salad with Japanese Wafu Salad Dressing and a side of Egg Drop Miso Soup for a complete meal.

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a white plate topped with green onions and butter ponzu sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I clean and prepare fresh shiitake mushrooms for this recipe?

To clean and prepare fresh shiitake mushrooms for this recipe, simply wash them under cold water to remove any dirt, and then remove the stems before cooking.

Can I substitute dried shiitake mushrooms for fresh ones?

No, it's best to use fresh shiitake mushrooms for this recipe. Dried mushrooms won't provide the same flavor and texture as fresh ones.

Can I freeze the cooked mushrooms for later use?

It's not recommended to freeze cooked mushrooms for later use as the texture may change once thawed, resulting in a less desirable outcome. It's best to enjoy them fresh for the best taste and quality.

Storage Tips

Store the leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate them. They will maintain their freshness for 3-5 days when stored properly in the fridge.

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Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a white plate topped with green onions and butter ponzu sauce.

Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms

Discover the savory delight of Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms with our easy-to-follow recipe. Elevate your meal with this flavorful Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry, perfect for any occasion!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion
Keyword: sauteed shiitake mushrooms, shiitake mushroom stir fry
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 258kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for sauteed shiitake mushrooms on the counter top.
  • Cleaned, de-stem, and slice shiitake mushroom into thin slices as shown below.
    Shiitake mushrooms sliced on a cutting board.
  • Chop green onions and set aside.
    Chopped green onion.
  • Add cooking oil to a large frying pan or wok. Once the oil is up to temp, adjust temp to medium, add in sliced shiitake mushroom and cook for 1 minute.
    Shiitake mushrooms being cooked in a wok.
  • Add in butter and until mushrooms have a brown glaze to them, about 1 minute. Mix in green onions and transfer to a serving plate. Pour ponzu sauce on top and enjoy hot.
    Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a white plate topped with green onions and butter ponzu sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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