OMG! You have to try this shiitake mushroom recipe!
Honestly, this is the first time I cooked shiitake mushrooms. By habit, I am just used to buying the white button or crimini mushrooms but I thought I will give the shiitake a try. (Costco had a good price on it so I splurged.)
Note: Did you know that shiitake mushrooms not only taste amazing but have also been long used in traditional Chinese medicine for heart health and boosting your immune system? I think we can use a lot of immune boosts these days.
I looked for recipes, but I did not quite like any of them so I created one on my own based on some suggested ingredients.
It turned out super Yummy!!! (see my easy recipe in the comments)
It’s easy, tasty, and it’s good for you! Try it.
2 tbsp olive oil
1 big onion - thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves - minced
1 pound shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp Bragg Liquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Salt and pepper to taste
Over medium to low heat sautee the onion in the olive oil for 5-10 min stirring frequently. I personally like when the onions are soft.
Add garlic and stir for one minute.
Add mushrooms with the Bragg Liquid Aminos and continue sauteing until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Turn the heat off, add fresh thyme, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
Stir and enjoy over rice or quinoa.
Note: Have you used nutritional yeast before? Due to its nutty, cheesy flavor, this can be added to just about all your meals for extra protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s great for heart health and immune system support. If you are sensitive to yeast, you might want to talk to your doctor before using it.
Best compliment: Vincent tried it, liked it, and snacked on it, so I barely have any left for lunch tomorrow.