An easy, delicious and healthy baked shiitake mushroom recipe. They are wonderfully hearty and flavorful!
This simple shiitake mushroom recipe is one of my favorite vegetable sides to make these days. It’s delicious, easy, and very healthy.
An added bonus: leftovers keep quite well, so sometimes I double this recipe just so that I can enjoy some tasty leftovers!
The ingredients you’ll need
I try to keep the ingredients list for my recipes as shoer as possible, and this one’s no exception. Here’s what you’ll need (exact measurements are in the recipe card below):
- Extra virgin olive oil. Don’t skimp on the oil! I use 4 tablespoons, which may seem like a lot, but it’s important to use all of it.
- White wine vinegar
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- Spices: garlic powder and dried thyme
- Fresh shiitake mushrooms
- Chopped parsley for garnish
How to cook shiitake mushrooms
It’s very easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. The basics? Here you go:
- Season the mushrooms with a mixture of olive oil, white wine vinegar, and spices.
- Spread on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Then bake for 20 minutes. That’s it!
If you don’t have white wine vinegar, use any vinegar that you do have. Plain distilled vinegar is not as tasty, but red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar will work well in this recipe.
What do they taste like?
These unique mushrooms have an intense, earthy flavor. Their wonderful flavor is beautifully highlighted in this shiitake mushroom recipe by a simple dressing of olive oil and vinegar.
Shiitake mushroom benefits
Shiitake mushrooms are very good for you. They are low in calories, and they are high in fiber and in several B vitamins.
Where to buy shiitake mushrooms?
It used to be a challenge to find them fresh. But these days I usually get them at Whole Foods or at the farmer’s market.
When I can’t find them, I buy sliced white mushrooms and make these delicious sauteed mushrooms.
How to serve them?
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftovers of this shiitake mushroom recipe for 3-4 days in the fridge, in a sealed container. Reheat them gently, covered, in the microwave on 50% power.
Baked Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/2 teaspoon fine salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 lb. fresh shiitake mushrooms, rinsed and dried
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder and dried thyme.
- Add the mushrooms and toss to coat.
- Transfer the coated mushrooms to the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until tender, about 20 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.