Sesame Shiitake Mushroom by Ratchadawan Chambers
This is one of my favorite Korean side dishes. My husband love to make it ahead of time and let it marinated until we ready to eat. Shiitake mushroom gives a very nice, meaty, flavorful taste. You can buy them as a whole or as slices from Asian markets or major grocery stores.
Did you know that Shiitake mushroom is great for your skin? It promotes healthy, elasticity and younger looking skin. I think I need to add more mushrooms to my diet from now on.
Ready to serve Garlic Sesame Shiitake
1. 10 ears of dried Shiitake mushroom
2. 3 Tbs Olive oil
3. 2 clove garlic, chopped
4. 1 Tbs soy sauce
5. 2 tsp sesame oil
6. Dash of black pepper
7. 1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
Place Shiitake mushrooms in a medium plastic food container and fill it all the way up with cold water. Cover the container with a lid. Let the mushrooms soak for at lease 1 hour or 2 hours for best result.
Rinse the mushrooms with cold water twice. Squeeze them gently with your hands to get most of the water out but don't make it to dry. Cut off stems, slice Shiitake mushrooms into little long stripes about a 1/4 of an inch thick.
Heat a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic, stir for about 2 minutes. Add Shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce and sesame oil. Turn down the heat to low. Stirring the content for couple more minutes until the mushrooms are heated through. Then add pepper and sesame seeds, stir and you're done!
You can either serve this dish hot or cold as an appetizer or a side dish to go with your favorite meal. Enjoy it!