So far, every Thursday, Daiei has been having awesome sales on veggies. Almost everything was 99 yen (about US$.99).
I found a recipe in The French Market, that uses mushrooms or kinoko as they are called here.
This recipe was really easy and fast.
Adapted from "The French Market" : serves 2
2 pats of salted butter
1 tablespoon EVOO
1 package each of mushrooms (shimeji(tricoloma), maitake (hen of woods) & eringi), cleaned and separated
half a handful of dried, sliced garlic
5 tablespoons cooking sake (rice wine)
1 tablespoon milk
several grinds of fresh pepper
2 slices campagne bread, toasted
chopped italian parsley
Heat the butter and EVOO on medium heat.
Add the mushrooms and coat everything well.
After about 5 minutes, add the garlic, the sake and milk
Bring the heat up to high, cook and stir until the liquid evaporates.
While waiting for the liquid to evaporate, toast your bread.
Serve directly on toast or in plates with toast on the side.
Garnish with parsley.
NOTES: This recipe calls for dry white wine, heavy cream, chives and brioche, but I wasn't planning to buy these specially for this recipe, so I subbed sake, milk & parsley and campagne. It was delicious with the bread coming straight out of the toaster.