Since I met with my ikura sushi chef, I have been hooked on this type of sushi. ikura are small freshwater fish that are preserved in soy sauce and ginger.
The texture is delicate, and the flavor is sublimely sweet and savory.
However, the good news is I have learned a new dish called the spicy enoki mushroom recipe from my chef.
In this recipe, we will be cooking enoki mushrooms in a spicy sauce until they’re tender and juicy.
This dish is perfect for those who love mushroom dishes as it packs a lot of umami flavor with its spice profile.
So if you’re looking to add something new to your repertoire or just want to experience something unique, give this dish a try with me today.
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What does spicy enoki mushroom recipe taste like?
I know many of you have never tried enoki mushrooms before. So, it’s normal that you might want to know how the taste will be before preparing it.
Enoki mushrooms are fungi that come from the Filifera genus of fungi. They get their distinctive name from the enokitake, which is a type of enoki mushroom growing in Japan.
The flavor profile of spicy enoki mushrooms is relatively mild and not as pungent as other types of mushrooms, such as shiitake or oyster mushrooms.
The sauce used to cook them can make a big difference in how pronounced the flavor will be, but overall it’s an earthy taste with some fruity undertones.
Why is enoki mushroom so expensive?
I can understand you are thinking of making this dish today; you went to the market and found enoki mushroom prices between$4.99 to $5.99.
Isn’t that expensive? Well, the answer is yes and no.
Enoki mushrooms are not easy to find in most markets. They’re usually only available from specialty stores or through online retailers.
This means that the cost of this dish will vary depending on where you live and shop, but it can definitely be a pricey affair if you’re looking to indulge in this type of sushi at home.
But you know what? There is definitely a great reason to make this dish if you’re looking for something special and unique.
And who knows, maybe with a bit of luck, you’ll find enoki mushroom prices lower than what I mentioned today.
Spicy enoki mushroom recipe
- Prep Time5 min
- Cook Time10 min
- Total Time15 min
- YieldSpicy Mushroom
- Serving Size2
- Energy111 cal
Ingredients of Spicy enoki mushroom recipe
- 14 oz of enoki mushrooms
- 1 tbsp light and dark soy sauce (Each)
- 3 tsp neutral oil (or other neutral oil)
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 Thai chilli, seeded and finely chopped (seeds discarded for a milder sauce)
- 1 tbsp Oyster soy sauce or Worcestershire Sauce
- Sugar and garlic chives
Instructions for Spicy enoki mushroom recipe
Start by preheating the oven.
In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oil and garlic together until well combined. 3. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Set aside for now.
Rinse the enoki mushrooms in cold water several times.
Then blot them dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture or dirt particles clinging to them before placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Reserve the mushroom slices that are slightly larger than your desired pieces of sushi rice.
Spread soy sauce mixture over mushroom slices and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until they start to brown slightly.
Be careful not to overcook them, as they will turn into mushy sushi rice if overcooked.
In a small pan, heat up some oil (I used garlic chili oil) on medium-high heat before adding Thai chili and Oyster soy sauce or Worcestershire Sauce.
Cook for 1 minute until the aromas of both sauces have come together nicely (do not let it burn ).
Lastly, arrange the sushi rice on a plate and top it with enoki mushroom slices, chili sauce mixture and garlic chives (if using).
- Serving Size2
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat1 g78 g1.28%
- Saturated Fat1 g20 g5%
- Trans Fat- g
- Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
- Monounsaturated Fat1 g
- Cholesterol- mg300 mg0%
- Sodium841 mg2300 mg36.57%
- Total Carbohydrate23 g275 g8.36%
- Dietary Fiber6 g28 g21.43%
- Total Sugars2 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein8 g50 g16%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)- IU800 IU0%
- Calcium45 mg1300 mg3.46%
- Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
- Potassium852 mg4700 mg18.13%
- Vitamin A- mcg900 mcg0%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Spicy enoki mushroom recipe tastier:
1) To get the most flavor out of your enoki mushrooms, be sure to rinse them well before cooking.
2) If you want a spicier sauce, increase the chilli pepper amount and/or add in some chopped garlic chives. Alternatively, try using chilli oil or sriracha as an alternative condiment instead.
3) If you find your enoki mushroom slices getting a little dry after baking, try soaking them in warm water for a few minutes before serving.
Health benefits of enoki mushroom recipe
This is the final part of our recipe guideline. Enoki mushrooms are a nutritional powerhouse, boasting high levels of antioxidants, proteins and fiber.
You might know mushrooms are a fantastic source of antioxidants because they’re often used in Chinese and Japanese cuisine to help reduce the risk of disease.
Enoki mushrooms are also a good source of protein, containing around 2.7 grams per 100 grams.
In contrast, soy sauce is low in protein content at only 2-3 grams per serving.
Again, you might be heard to say that soy sauce is used as a condiment rather than as a nutritional food.
Regardless of whether you choose to top your rice with enoki mushroom slices or not, we hope this Spicey enoki mushroom will inspire you to try mushroom cuisine in a whole new way.
I am sure now you have got enough knowledge regarding the taste and health benefits of enoki mushroom.
You can also try out some other recipes that use this delicacy as an ingredient.
You must be thinking, what is next? After all, it is hard to ignore how good-tasting the mushrooms are.
Try them out and share your experience in the comments later on.