I’ve decided that I could survive on sautéed shiitake mushrooms alone.
That is probably an overstatement, but, I would be willing to try. They’re really easy to prepare, and are so versatile! They make a great appetizer, side dish, or even a main course.
Here is a really simple recipe that I hope you will try and enjoy.
Sauteed Shitake Mushrooms
8-10 medium sized shiitake mushrooms, stalks removed
3 Tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small shallot, sliced
3-4 sprigs of thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1). Prepare mushrooms and set aside.
2). Add butter to sauté pan on medium heat and begin melting, about a minute.
3). Add garlic and shallots and allow to cook briefly until light brown.
4). Add the thyme, salt and pepper to the butter mixture and stir until they are lightly coated.
5). Add mushrooms, tops up, and saute for 3-4 minutes, until they begin to shrink just a bit and become tender.
6). Turn them over and allow to cook until the are at the consistency you like, about another 3-4 minute.
7). I just happened to have some red wine reduction that I added to mine, which was really good, but, the basic recipe is absolutely delicious as is.
8). Plate and top with the garlic butter mixture.
9). Serve hot!