Shiitake Mushrooms

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Shiitake mushrooms are a simple yet flavorful side dish that has been enjoyed for centuries in Asia. Known for their meaty and versatile flavor, shiitake mushrooms are the second most popular and third most widely cultivated edible mushroom in the world. And not only are they delicious, but they also boast an impressive range of health benefits.

One of the standout features of this recipe is the intentional omission of salt during the cooking process. This allows the natural umami flavor of the mushrooms to shine through, while also providing a blank canvas for the addition of a flavorful teriyaki sauce. The result is a perfectly seasoned dish that highlights the earthy, rich flavors of the mushrooms.

Beyond their delicious taste, shiitake mushrooms are also a great nutritional powerhouse. They are packed with B vitamins and have been found to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties. In fact, shiitake mushrooms have been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments, from the common cold to cardiovascular disease.

Fortunately, mushrooms are readily available in most grocery stores and are incredibly easy to prepare. Simply sauté the mushrooms in a bit of oil until they are tender and browned, then toss them in a delicious teriyaki sauce. This dish makes for a flavorful and healthy side dish or can be enjoyed on its own as a light and satisfying snack.

Mushrooms health benefits also include supporting skeletal health, fighting inflammation, promoting weight loss, supporting skin health, fighting cancer, protecting the heart, support digestion, a good source of energy, helps fight breast cancer, helps manage diabetes, and supports hair health. Read more about 11 amazing health benefits of shiitake mushrooms.

Try these Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with juicy Grilled Tri Tip Steak, St. Louis-Style Steak or Savory Grilled T-Bones.


Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms – The mushrooms are not salted as they cook—this is intentional. The teriyaki sauce they’re tossed in adds plenty of salt.


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce or 1 tablespoon oyster sauce


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, tossing occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 8–10 minutes.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. water to skillet and cook, tossing mushrooms occasionally, until water is evaporated and mushrooms are tender, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer mushrooms to a medium bowl and toss with teriyaki sauce.


  • DO AHEAD: Mushrooms can be made 5 days ahead; cover and chill.
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