Shiitake mushrooms with soy sauce

With quadruple the flavour of button mushrooms and a wealth of nutritional benefits to boot, shiitake mushrooms should definitely feature on your menu once in a while. Often called ‘meat’ for vegetarians shiitake mushrooms are an excellent source of iron which is well absorbed by the body. Shiitake mushrooms are well known for their role in boosting the immune system, so a timely addition if you are heading into the colder months. This tasty recipe is sure to warm and satisfy you. Serve as a side dish or with brown rice to make a delicious main!

Shiitake with soy sauce

150 g onion

2 cloves of garlic

20 g fresh ginger

5 tablespoon olive oil

150 ml soy sauce

500 g shitake mushroom

100 g red and yellow pepper

150g tofu

Sauté garlic, onion, and ginger in 2 tbsp of olive oil until golden. Add 2 tbsp of soy sauce and let it boil for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms, soy sauce and let it boil in medium heat for 5 min. Add red and yellow pepper, 60 ml of water, let it boil for 5 min more or until it gets tender. When it’s almost done, add the tofu in cubes and let it cook for 2 minutes more.

Top tip: Use the light version of soy sauce. It contains less salt and it’s easier to cook.

 

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