Try this very tasty hearty shiitake mushroom stew. It is a wonderful vegan dinner meal. You can always leave out the chili if you are one who does not like very spicy food like me.
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Now time to make your shiitake mushroom stew.
Shiitake Mushroom Stew Recipe
1/2 block of firm tofu drained and cut into cubes
5 green onions, chopped
1 red chili, de-seeded and finely chopped (optional)
3 – 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
A large piece of fresh ginger, peeled and diced finely
2 Tbsp Soy sauce or tamari to taste
6 fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 cups of water
- Put 2 cups of water into a medium-sized pot and bring the water to a boil.
- Once the water boils add in your green onions, chili, garlic, ginger and tamari, simmer for a few minutes.
- Now add the mushrooms to the pot and continue to simmer.
- While your pot is simmering use pan to fry the tofu cubes in the sesame oil, fry until the tofu is golden brown on all sides.
- Mix the fried tofu and the bit of the sesame oil from frying into the soup mixture.
- Serve and enjoy your shiitake mushroom stew.
Note: you can add bok choy or any other greens that you would like to this soup. I often do for extra nutrients and variety.
More Favorite Shiitake Mushroom Recipes
Shiitake Mushroom Miso Soup is Savory and Delicious – This is the soup you will often find in Japanese restaurants. This shiitake mushroom miso soup is a delicious start to a meal and it is full of many health benefits from the mushroom, seaweed, miso and ginger
Quick Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms with Fresh Herbs – These sautéed shiitake mushrooms are a great addition to a meal, adding the healing benefits of these special mushrooms. They are a tasty topper for rice, millet or quinoa and only take about 15 minutes to make.
Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty – This shiitake mushroom salad is extra delicious with the addition of walnuts. Yum! All the ingredients in this salad are healthy and so it is very good for you. A salad a day is always a good idea as it is a great way to get more vegetables into our diet.
Try These Other Great Stew and Soup Recipes
Delightful Pumpkin Stew For One of Your Fall Meals– It is fall, so it’s ‘Stew’ time and I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! Fall is when I start making lots of vegan stews because they are heartening, nourishing and so easy to make. I have to say that summer is my favourite season, but there is so much beauty at this time of the year. I love walking amongst the beautiful fall leaves.
Adzuki Vegetable Bean Stew– This is a simple recipe with one of the easiest to digest beans; adzuki beans. I love Adzuki beans and this tasty stew is filling and delicious.
Vegetable Stew – This is my idea of easy and delicious simple food and you don’t have to wait until vegetarians come to dinner to make a vegetable stew.
Crispy Tasty Tofu is a Great Addition to Meals– I enjoy adding crispy tasty tofu to a meal. It adds a vegan protein which is actually good for us.
Miso Soup With Spinach & Mushrooms – We have come to think of Japanese food as being tempura, teriyaki, and sushi but it is miso soup that the Japanese will not want to live without.