Shiitake mushrooms
Shiitake mushrooms

DESCRIPTION: Shiitake mushrooms have a large, fleshy, brown cap, 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm.) in diameter. They are tan to dark brown in colour, with open veil and tan gills.

HOW TO PURCHASE: Can be purchased in bulk, or packaged in cello-wrapped trays.

TASTE PROFILE: Shiitakes have a soft, spongy quality, producing a woodsy, meaty flavour and texture when cooked.

HOW TO SERVE: This mushroom is most commonly used in stir-fry, and pasta meals. Shiitake mushrooms are often used in Asian cultures because of the belief that they have medicinal properties.

STORAGE: Keep Shiitake mushrooms refrigerated in a paper bag for up to 8 days.


(100 g)
Cooper Selenium Potassium Phosphorus Iron Zinc Magnesium
45% 35%3%3%2%9%3%

(100 g)
Riboflavin Niacin Pantocenic Acid Vitamin B6 Thiamin Folate(4) Vitamin D
10% 7%36%8%2%5%13%

Mushroom Fibre
per 100 g serving
Shiitake, cooked2 8%

Just mix and chill, then within hours, these marinated mushrooms will make a wonderful side dish to your evening meal.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 2 to 8 Hours

Servings: 6


  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) vegetable oil
  • 33 tbsp (50 mL) lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1 lb (500 g) Ontario White Mushrooms, halved
  • 1 medium Ontario Carrot, shredded


In large nonmetallic bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper. Stir in mushrooms and carrot. Cover and chill several hours, stirring occasionally.