Marinated Mushrooms for Dieters

Marinated Mushrooms for Dieters

Put shredded mushrooms in a heatproof container and microwave. Then just marinate while it's still hot. Once cooled, they become infused with flavors are ready to eat. This marinade is low in calories and high in fiber. I also recommend it for people who are concerned about their cholesterol levels.

Ingredients: 2 to 4 servings

Enoki mushrooms
1 large bag (200 g)
King oyster mushrooms
1 pack (100 g)
●Wine vinegar or lemon juice
40 ml
●Olive oil
2 tablespoons
●Grainy mustard
1 tablespoon
Soup stock granules
1 teaspoon plus
Pink peppercorns, chopped parsley
to taste


1. Put wine vinegar in a measuring cup. Dissolve grainy mustard, then mix the olive oil to make the marinade.
2. Cut the root ends off the enoki mushrooms, optionally cut in half and shred apart. Cut the king oyster mushrooms in half lengthwise, then shred into 4 to 6 pieces.
3. Put the mushrooms in a heatproof container, and either loosely cover with a lid, or cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes at 500 W. The volume of the mushrooms will shrink to about half.
4. Take it out of the microwave, and mix in the soup stock granules while the mushrooms are still hot.
5. Add the marinade from Step 1 and toss. Leave to cool and it's done. If you add pink peppercorns or chopped parsley, it will look very pretty. This keeps well in the refrigerator.
6. Added note - Chinese-style variation: Use 100 g each of white maitake mushrooms and king oyster mushrooms. Shred, put into a heatproof container and microwave for 2 minutes.
7. Chinese-style variation, continued: Mix in 1 teaspoon of Chinese chicken soup stock granules, then add a marinade made by mixing 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon doubanjiang spicy bean paste and 2 tablespoon grain vinegar. Leave to cool and marinate.
8. Chinese-style variation, continued: Done. Top with crushed sesame seeds.
9. 200 W version: I added this on February 2, 2011. It takes longer to cook, but if you have time, please try this out too.
10. 200 W version, continued: Microwave the mushrooms for 8 minutes 30 seconds at 200 W. Apparently mushrooms are tastier if you cook them slowly.
11. 200 W version: Add the wine vinegar and grainy mustard first.
12. 200 W version: When the mushrooms have cooled, mix in the olive oil. You can enjoy the fragrance of the olive oil this way.
13. If you like enoki mushrooms, please try Recipe ID: 219304 also. A low calorie main dish: Chicken tender, mentaiko and enoki mushroom burgers.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making this ever since I started living on my own (about 20 years ago), so I don't even remember how this recipe came about. The marinade may be on the "sour" side. I always change the amounts or add spices and so forth depending on my mood, so the recipe isn't really fixed. It's delicious with a little ginger or garlic added, and herbs, chili peppers and curry powder work too. You can use bottled salad dressing as the marinade instead.