Easy Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms (Japanese Flavor)

These Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms are an easy and simple recipe that requires only three ingredients! If you are looking for a delicious shiitake mushroom dish, try it!

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a plate.

The fresh shiitake mushrooms are sautéed in butter and soy sauce to bring out their natural umami flavor.

This easy mushroom recipe can be served as a simple side dish or a topping for rice or noodles. It’s a perfect addition to any meal and a great way to enjoy the delicious taste of shiitake mushrooms!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love shiitake mushrooms.
  • You want to make sauteed shiitake mushrooms.
  • You are looking for an easy shiitake mushroom recipe.

Let me show you how to make this healthy side dish. If you want to check the recipe immediately, please visit the link below. Let’s get started!

About this recipe

  • Straightforward shiitake mushroom recipe
  • Only three ingredients required
  • Japanese flavor
  • Vegetarian recipe with simple ingredients

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients list for sauteed shiitake mushrooms.
  • Shiitake mushrooms: Pick fresh and firm shiitake mushrooms. See below for more details.
  • Butter: Adds a rich flavor to the dish. If you follow a vegan diet, you can substitute it with olive oil, sesame oil, or any other oil type or vegan butter.
  • Soy sauce: Adds a savory and umami taste to the dish. I use a regular soy sauce, but if you are gluten-free, make sure to use a gluten-free soy sauce.

Shiitake Mushrooms

shiitake mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms are popular mushrooms in Japan. They are round and thick and have an earthy flavor and a meaty texture.

Fresh shiitake mushrooms are versatile and can be used in various dishes, while dried shiitake mushrooms are an important ingredient in Japanese cuisine for making dashi stock.

Mushrooms, including shiitake mushrooms, are a nutritious food choice as they are high in dietary fiber and rich in vitamin D, and offer some health benefits. If you are seeking a healthy food option, adding shiitake mushrooms to your meal is a great option!

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let me show you how to make the sauteed shiitake mushrooms step by step.

  1. Cut the shiitake mushrooms.
  2. Heat a frying pan and melt the butter.
  3. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook.
  4. Flip the mushrooms over and cook.
  5. Turn off the heat and add soy sauce.

Step 1

Shiitake mushrooms on a cutting board.

To prepare the shiitake mushrooms, separate the shiitake mushroom stems from the caps. Cut the caps in half. Remove the tough tip of the stems, and slice them thinly, as they can be quite tough.

Step 2

Butter is melted in a frying pan.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.

Step 3

Shiitake mushrooms are cooked in a frying pan.

Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Step 4

Shiitake mushrooms are cooked in a frying pan.

Flip the mushrooms over and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Step 5

Shiitake mushrooms are cooked in a frying pan.

Turn off the heat and add soy sauce to the frying pan. Stir the mushrooms in the soy sauce until they are coated evenly.

Serve

Sauteed shiitake mushrooms served on a plate.

Serve the shiitake mushrooms on a plate, and add a wedge of lemon if you like. You can also garnish with black pepper and kosher salt to enhance the taste.

I hope you will enjoy this tasty and savory side dish!

Storage

Transfer sauteed mushrooms to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge. Good for 3 to 5 days.

Helpful tips

  • No need for a quick rinse of shiitake mushrooms. They quickly absorb moisture and can lose their flavor and aroma if washed. If there is light dirt, you can easily remove it by wiping them with a paper towel.
  • It’s important to separate the stem and cap of the shiitake mushroom before cooking. The stems are tough, so slicing them thinly is best to ensure they cook evenly.
  • Shiitake mushrooms tend to stick to the pan, so using a non-stick pan will make cooking easier and prevent the mushrooms from sticking and breaking apart.

How To Pick Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms.

To select tasty shiitake mushrooms, check their shape and color. Follow these guidelines for choosing the best ones:

  • Look for thick, brown, and glossy mushroom caps that are not entirely flat but have a domed shape.
  • Check that the back of the cap is whitish and the pleats are firm.
  • Ensure the stem is thick and short.

Avoid choosing shiitake with brown backs, as this indicates they are not fresh. Avoid choosing them altogether if you notice a sour smell, as they may have gone bad.

What To Serve With

Sautéed shiitake mushrooms are a versatile dish that pairs well with many different meals. They make a great side dish to teriyaki tofu or stir-fried rice and can also be enjoyed on top of toast or a bowl of rice.

For lunch, try the menu below, providing a balanced and healthy meal!

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Holding shiitake mushroom with chopsticks.

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Easy Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms

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Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
These Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms are an easy and simple recipe that requires only three ingredients! If you are looking for a delicious shiitake mushroom dish, try it!

Equipment

  • 1 Frying pan

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp Butter, 12g
  • 2 tsp Soy sauce

Instructions

  • Prepare the shiitake mushrooms: Separate the stems from the caps, cut the caps in half, and remove the tough tip of the stems. Then, thinly slice the stems as they can be quite tough.
  • Cook shiitake mushrooms: Heat a frying pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are browned.
  • Cook more: Flip the mushrooms over and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Season: Turn off the heat and add soy sauce to the frying pan. Stir the mushrooms in the soy sauce until they are coated evenly.

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Notes

  • Substitute: If you follow a vegan diet, you can substitute it with olive or any other oil type or vegan butter.
  • You don’t need to clean the mushrooms with water. They quickly absorb moisture and can lose their flavor and aroma if washed. If there is light dirt, you can easily remove it by wiping them with a paper towel.
  • It’s important to separate the stem and cap of the shiitake mushroom before cooking. The stems are tough, so slicing them thinly is best to ensure they cook evenly.
  • Shiitake mushrooms tend to stick to the pan, so using a non-stick pan will make cooking easier and prevent the mushrooms from sticking and breaking apart.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g
Course: Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sauteed shiitake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms
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