Stir Fried Shiitake Mushrooms

This dish features the shiitake, bringing out all of its flavor with a delightful butter-soy base. Enjoy them as an appetizer or as a side dish.

Shiitake mushrooms are easy to come by in Japan and are commonly made into pickles or stir fried with meat and vegetables. Shiitakes can be found all year long and are used in soups, stews, and on burgers. This easy recipe can be prepared any time and allows you to enjoy the flavor of the mushroom which is complemented by both butter and soy.

Stir Fried Shiitake Mushrooms (炒め椎茸)

These delicious stir fried mushrooms are absolutely addictive. They can be served with white rice as a main dish. They make a perfect side dish on their own, they are a tasty salad topper, and they can be used as a hearty addition to a steak or a burger. They go very well with marinated vegetables and can be refrigerated and re-heated later.

15 Minutes 2 Servings
PREP 15 Minutes
YIELD 2 Servings


  • 1/3 lb (7-8) large shiitake mushrooms (140g)
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP lightly salted butter
  • 1 TBSP dashi-soy sauce


  • Prepare mushrooms: Wash the mushrooms and make sure to eliminate any remaining specs of dirt. With a sharp knife remove the stems and discard. Cut the caps evenly into 1/4 inch slices.

  • Sauté: Add the oil and butter to a 9 inch frypan and melt the butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté over medium heat for about 7 minutes until mushrooms are softened. Add 1 TBSP dashi-soy and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes.

  • Serve: Serve hot as a side dish. Stir fried shiitakes go great with beef or fish. They also make a delicious salad topper.


  • Butter and sauce is a nice marinate for many types of mushrooms.  Other Japanese mushrooms that you can enjoy with this recipe are maitake, matsutake, enoki and eryngi.  Or, even better, make a medly.

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