Savory Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms and Brassica Veggies

Mushrooms are all the rage these days, especially when it comes to boosting immunity and preventing (and healing) cancer. You can read more about that here: Foods to Prevent and Heal Cancer

I learned about the power and energy of mushrooms many years ago when I was studying Macrobiotics. We used a LOT of shiitake mushrooms in our food.

They have a savory and meaty, or umami flavor. Especially, when they are prepared properly.

You cannot sautee them directly in oil the way you would a regular button or cremini mushroom. They need some type of liquid medium to soften them otherwise they will get rubbery.

And, rubbery, chewy mushrooms are not delicious.

Simply add a little bit of water plus tamari or soy sauce, combined with the oil, and your mushrooms will be savory, easy to chew, and totally delish.

Try the easy recipe below and enjoy your mushrooms!

Savory Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms and Brassica Veggies
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Recipe type: Food is Medicine
Cuisine: Organic Healing Recipes
Serves: 3-4 servings
  • 2 tbsp. organic unrefined sesame oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. Nama shoyu or tamari
  • 10-12 shiitake mushrooms sliced thin, (stems removed)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 4-5 pepperdew peppers (or 1 small red pepper), sliced thin
  1. Combine sesame oil, water, and shoyu, and put into a frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add shiitake mushrooms, cover and cook 3-4 minutes or until ½ the liquid is absorbed by the mushrooms.
  3. Add the broccoli, cauliflower and garlic, cover and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and toss all ingredients together.
  5. Cook 1 minute.