Japanese-style Pasta With Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe

  • 1 lb dried spaghetti or linguini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 12-14 oz mixed mushrooms (I used a mix of shiitake & shimeji)
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, or tamari
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2 scallions – finely sliced
  • Dashes of Season With Spice’s Shichimi Togarashi (Spicy Japanese Seven Spice) 

Japanese-style Pasta With Shiitake Mushrooms Recipe


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions (just until al dente). Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl, and toss with some olive oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan or skillet, heat olive oil & butter over medium heat. When the butter begins to bubble, add in the garlic and cook until fragrant – about one minute. Add in the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add in the shimeiji mushrooms and continue to cook until caramelized – another 3-4 minutes. Add in the sake, and cook for another minute.
  3. Add in the cooked pasta along with 1/4 cup of pasta water. Season with soy sauce and mirin, and toss pasta to coat well. If you find the pasta a little dry, you can add in one or two more tablespoons of pasta water.
  4. Dish out into individual plates. Top with scallions and Shichimi Togarashi.

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