Sunday, December 14, 2008


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
Add pepper.
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.


Phoebe said...

that looks good!! Especially the mushrooms..must have been really tasty.

Anonymous said...

Yum, I love mushrooms and your latest creation has me drooling (as usual). But they're ridiculously expensive where I live, even for the run of the mill button mushrooms. I've heard about Japan's $100 melons and other premium fruits, but I was wondering how much "regular" cooking vegetables (like daikon and carrots) cost.

Keep warm and take care of yourself!

shar said...

Hi kat, That recipe looks so ono, wonder how it would be with pasta ?

Marie said...

Your mushrooms look extra meaty (I feel a bit silly using "meaty" to describe a vegetable, but it's really the word that popped to mind)!

K and S said...

Thanks Phoebe it was delicious!

Hi Anon, most veggies run between US$1 to $2 here on regular days. I think in Tokyo they may be higher.

I think if you make this with pasta, you need more sauce, Shar :)

"meaty" is a correct word for it Marie, I've often heard people talk about portabello mushrooms that way :)

Take care everyone!

Anonymous said...

looks really good and i like the way you substituted ingredients. i am learning from you.


K and S said...

Thanks Paz, I learn from you also :)

Take care.

Jenster said...

I love mushrooms sauteed in butter! And the smell is heavenly, too.

Debinhawaii said...

I love mushrooms and I especially love them on bread or toast. These look wonderful!

K and S said...

Yes delicious aroma and taste, Jenster :) By the way, please email me your address, Jenster, you won the giveaway. I've left messages all over the place for you :)

Take care.

K and S said...

Deb, bread and these mushrooms, how much more simple can it get?? :)

Take care.

Lori said...

I so wish our Daiei...or I guess now it's Don Quixote had these kinds of veggie sales!

K and S said...

Don Quixote, I still call it Holiday Mart sometimes, Lori :)

Take care.