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Hen of the woods

Sauteed Maitake Mushrooms

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Maitake mushrooms have feathered edges and an earthy, peppery flavor! Here’s more about this variety and a tasty recipe for how to cook them.


  • 8 ounces maitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil (standard, not toasted)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Sriracha (or 1/4 teaspoon rice vinegar)
  • For the garnish: chopped chives or sliced green onions (optional)


  1. Wash the mushrooms and pat them dry. Use your fingers to pull them into 3-inch pieces. Mince the garlic.
  2. In a non-stick or cast iron skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 2 minutes. Flip the mushrooms and cook 1 more minute on the other side.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the soy sauce, Sriracha and salt and cook 1 more minute until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Serve immediately as a side garnished with sliced chives or green onion tops, or with soba noodles.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Sauteed
  • Cuisine: Mushrooms
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Maitake mushrooms