Japanese Flavored Shimeji Mushroom and Butter Pasta

Japanese Flavored Shimeji Mushroom and Butter Pasta

I sautéed shimeji mushrooms in butter, and then finished it with a Japanese flavored sauce. You can recreate a restaurant dish at home easily in 20 minutes.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Cooked pasta
2-3 servings
For the Japanese style sauce:
30 g
Shimeji mushrooms
100 g
Onion, sliced
Bell pepper, sliced
Bacon or thinly sliced pork belly
50 to 100 g
Grated garlic
about 1/2 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
100 ml
4 tablespoons
Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
4 tablespoons


1. Slice the onion and bell pepper thinly. Cut the meat into 3 cm wide pieces.
2. Put the butter in a frying pan and add the grated garlic. Add the shimeji mushrooms, onion, bell pepper and meat and stir-fry well.
3. Add the salt, pepper, water, sake, soy sauce and mirin and mix well. When the sauce comes to a boil turn off the heat. Boil the pasta and drain.
4. Add the pasta to the frying pan and put back on the heat. Coat the pasta well with the sauce. Serve with some shredded nori seaweed and/or shiso leaves on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

The Japanese style pasta I had the other day at a cafe was really delicious, so I tried to recreate it at home. My husband loved it too, so I decided to introduce it here.