Stir Fried Shiitake Mushrooms and Cucumber With Butter Soy Sauce

Stir Fried Shiitake Mushrooms and Cucumber With Butter Soy Sauce

The thick shiitake mushrooms and cooked cucumber together are juicy and go together amazingly well.
My husband gave this dish rave reviews.
Please give it a try.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Fresh shiitake mushrooms (I recommend using thick ones)
3 (about 80 g)
2 tablespoons, divided
Soy sauce (or ponzu if you prefer a refreshingly sour taste)
1 tablespoon
Black pepper
Optional, to taste
1 tablespoon plus
Parsley or green onion (chopped)
Optional, to taste


1. Cut up the cucumber roughly, and coat with flour (1 heaping tablespoon).
2. If the pieces are coated well with flour it's good.
3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the floured cucumber and pan fry for 3 minutes on one side.
4. Turn the cucumber pieces over. They should be about this browned. Cook on the other side for 2 minutes.
5. Cut the mushroom caps into 2 cm dice, and finely chop the stems. Add both to the pan and stir fry over a medium heat.
6. When the mushrooms have wilted, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
7. Add the soy sauce and stir fry quickly. Finish by adding black pepper.
8. Optionally sprinkly with some chopped parsley or green onions.

Story Behind this Recipe

I harvested a lot of shiitake mushrooms that I grew myself. I wanted to eat them in a tasty way, so I tried combining them with a cucumber I had in the refrigerator. This was amazingly delicious! Ingredients with different textures really go together well!