These are the best Maitake Mushroom Recipes! Learn how to use this versatile mushroom in tasty dishes like maitake mushroom pasta, creamy soup, and more.
Main courses, side dishes, appetizers, and more await you!
What are Maitake Mushrooms?
Maitake mushrooms are a type of mushroom found in North America, Europe, and Asia.
They have a delicate, feathery, fan-like appearance, which has earned them the nickname "Hen of the Woods."
They are prized for their delicate and earthy flavor.
What does it taste like?
Maitake mushrooms have a complex, earthy flavor with delicate characteristics. It has a milder "mushroom flavor" than shiitake but is more savory than porcini.
They readily absorb the flavors of the ingredients around them.
How to prepare?
Maitake mushrooms are highly versatile. They can be stir-fried, pan-fried, made into soup, stew, or pasta, deep-fried in batter, roasted, and more.
Where to buy?
Maitake mushrooms are not as common as other mushrooms, so they can be difficult to find.
Typically, you'll need to look in smaller stores, go to farmer's markets, or check with Asian supermarkets, as they occasionally stock them.
This quick and easy sautéed Maitake mushroom recipe takes only 5 minutes! You'll love the feathered edges and earthy, peppery flavor.
The sauce is a savory blend of sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, and a hint of Sriracha.
Serve them as a side dish garnished with chives or alongside soba noodles for a light meal!
This simple maitake mushroom recipe includes a mixture of chanterelles, cremini, shiitake, maitake, and fettuccine!
To prepare, cook fettuccine, sauté the mushrooms, then create a savory sauce with lemon juice, butter, and parmesan. Toss with the fettuccine, and voila!
Serve with a generous pile of crispy maitake for added texture and flavor!
This miso soup incorporates Hen of the Woods mushrooms for a profoundly savory and nutty flavor.
This easy recipe takes only 20 minutes to make!
Start by preparing maitake mushrooms and sliced aburaage (Japanese fried tofu pouches), then make a flavorful dashi broth by dissolving miso paste.
Serve the soup hot for a comforting main course or side dish in the colder months.
This recipe is a meatless alternative to carnitas! And it only takes 30 minutes to make!
For the filling, sauté onions and garlic, cook maitake mushrooms with taco seasoning and orange juice, and add date syrup for a crispy texture.
Serve on corn tortillas with your favorite toppings like radishes, pickled red onions, and avocado crema.
This alfredo pasta has a creamy sauce made with sautéed maitake, shiitake, and morel mushrooms, along with crème fraîche for a tangy twist.
The dish is prepared by cooking the mushrooms in batches to achieve a golden brown crust. The pasta is cooked al dente and then tossed with the rich sauce.
Serve with parmesan cheese for one of my favorite maitake mushroom recipes!
This quick and easy appetizer takes only 20 minutes to make!
This recipe transforms maitake mushrooms into a crispy appetizer by coating them with batter and deep-frying them in oil.
The batter combines cornstarch and flour with spices and club soda.
Serve the fried maitake mushrooms with store-bought green goddess dressing, and enjoy!
This veggie burger features seared maitake mushrooms with a miso glaze for added umami!
It's a straightforward recipe: sear the mushrooms, glaze with miso, and assemble the burgers.
For toppings, Swiss cheese, scallions, sliced red onions, and arugula are lovely!
Try these vegan seared maitake mushroom steaks topped with vibrant, sweet, and fresh persimmon salsa!
The mushrooms are cut into steaks, seasoned, and seared in a skillet.
The persimmon salsa features fresh persimmons, chilies, shallots, garlic, mint, soy sauce, lime juice, and cilantro.
Serve with a generous helping of persimmon salsa for a delicious autumn meal.
This flavorful maitake and mushroom soup is layered with rich and complex flavors! A hint of optional cognac adds a French-inspired twist.
The recipe begins by soaking dried shiitake mushrooms and chopping various mushrooms, then sautéing them with shallots, leek, onion, celery, carrot, and potato in olive oil.
Fresh thyme and rosemary are added to give a wonderful herby and woodsy flavor!
This straightforward salad combines tender maitake mushrooms with nutty wild rice and crunchy walnuts!
It's perfect for serving at room temperature or chilled for picnics and potlucks.
Try this delightful Japanese fusion pasta! It's easy to make and perfect for enjoying in autumn or fall.
It's prepared by cooking maitake mushrooms with vegan butter and the classic Japanese combination of butter and soy sauce.
For serving, top with fresh scallions and shredded nori for one of the best maitake mushroom recipes.
These roasted mushrooms are the ultimate dish – tender yet crispy and golden brown! They're seasoned with garlic butter and fresh herbs.
The secret is roasting the mushrooms in 3 stages in a super hot oven!
Roast mushrooms in a hot oven for 10 minutes, then season and roast for an additional 5 minutes. Add butter, garlic, and herbs, and roast for a few more minutes.
Enjoy them as a side or a pasta/rice topper. Simple, quick, and irresistible!
This rustic gnocchi dish embodies the essence of autumn, featuring browned butter, sautéed maitake mushrooms, chard, and sweet corn!
The best part? It only takes 35 minutes to make!
You'll love the earthy and nutty browned butter, which perfectly complements the woodsy flavor of the mushrooms.
A garnish of cheese and thyme makes this the perfect way to welcome fall flavors to your table.
This quick sheet-pan recipe comes together with just a little feta cheese, fresh lemon juice, honey drizzle, and whole hen-of-the-woods mushrooms.
Serve it as a knife-and-fork meal alongside a vibrant salad or tucked into a baguette!
You'll love the contrast between the mushroom's earthy flavors and creamy feta cheese.
These roasted maitake mushrooms go perfectly with toast and a zesty gremolata sauce. It's the most delicious way to eat mushrooms!
Start by roasting the mushrooms seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper until golden brown and crispy.
Prepare the gremolata, then grill slices of crusty bread.
Pile all the ingredients on the bread and serve immediately for a simple yet delicious meal!
This is a simple hen-of-the-woods recipe in which the mushroom is sliced into large steaks and seared under a weight.
It's served with a creamy butternut squash puree and a delicious maitake mushroom sauce!
These barbecued maitake steaks are an innovative dish that takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to make.
The process involves searing large maitake mushroom clusters, smoking them low and slow with wood chips, and basting them in barbecue sauce.
Serve them with your choice of seasonings and sauce.
In this recipe, an assortment of Japanese mushrooms is wrapped in foil packets with a delicious mix of miso, sake, and butter.
It's one of my favorite side dishes for eating at home or outdoor barbeques.
You can serve them as a side dish or enjoy them as a main course.
This is a savory recipe with whole maitake mushrooms roasted in seaweed butter. It takes just over an hour to make.
To prepare, rehydrate wakame seaweed, chop it, and mix it with butter, salt, and pepper.
Season the mushrooms with olive oil, salt, pepper, and most of the seaweed butter, and roast for 30 minutes until tender and golden.
Serve on a platter with chives, lemon wedges, and extra seaweed butter on the side!
These roasted maitake mushrooms are full of savory and umami flavor and served in a buttery miso sauce! They are incredibly tasty!
Simply roast mushrooms for 25 minutes, sauté shallots and celery, then add sherry, vegetable broth, and miso for the broth.
Serve mushrooms with broth, scallions, and sesame seeds for a delicious meal!
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