Enoki Mushroom! Have you ever tried these long skinny Japanese mushrooms? They are a delight to cook and eat – let me show you the best enoki mushroom recipe.
Mushrooms may be one of my favorite foods for their versatility, taste, and nutrition. We’ve looked at some fun varieties in the past: Lion’s Mane, Oyster, and Chanterelle. If you favor a plant-based diet as I do, mushrooms are a fantastic replacement for meat. Hello Portobello Wellington and Vegan Mushroom Gravy!
The fun Enoki mushroom variety deserves its own article and is the type of mushroom I’ve been cooking most often lately. We first discovered the Enoki at our local Asian market, and have been experimenting with them for a few years now to bring you the best Enoki mushroom recipes and tips. Like Masago and Oshinko, Enoki may or may not be new to you.
What is Enoki Mushroom Anyways?
Enoki is a long skinny mushroom you find in bundles attached to a root. It is common in Japanese cooking and can be enjoyed on its own as a side dish, over rice, in soups or ramen, fried, or in sushi.
Enoki has a very mild flavor and is quite noodle-like. They are best made with other flavorful ingredients, such as an umami-rich sauce, soup, or in sushi.
Where to Buy – Enoki Mushrooms Near Me
If you want to try prepared Enoki before cooking them yourself, you can find them in many Japanese and sushi restaurants. One of my favorite local sushi restaurants, Arigato, has many amazing dishes made with Enoki.
Raw enoki can be found in approximately 200 grams/7 oz. bundles in some grocery stores that have a wide variety of mushrooms. Here in Santa Barbara, I find them at Gelson’s. Asian Markets (I go to Nikka) also usually carry this type of mushroom.
How to Cook Enoki Mushrooms
Enoki mushrooms can be eaten raw or cooked. Like other mushrooms, they can be dirty and need to be cleaned first.
- Sautè. These long skinny mushrooms cook very quickly. 2 or 3 minutes in a pan on the stove with a little oil is all it takes.
- Bake. You can also bake them in a foil packet with your favorite sauce in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
- Microwave. Place cleaned and trimmed mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a plate. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, then season to taste.
- Soups and Ramen. Add Enoki to your boiling broth for the last 3 minutes of cooking.
- Stir Fry. Enoki cooks more quickly than many other veggies, so add during the last 2-3 minutes of stir-frying, then add your sauce.
Enoki Mushroom Recipes
If you haven’t cooked Enoki before, I recommend starting with this simple sauteed Enoki recipe which is great served on rice or tofu steaks. This is how my kids like them best and it is quick and easy, but here are even more ideas to try next.
- Fried Enoki Mushroom
- Noodle Bowl With Soba, Enoki Mushrooms, Sugar Snap Peas and Tofu
- Enoki and Udon Stir Fry
- Tofu and Enoki Mushroom Poke Bowl
- Enoki Vegan California Roll
- 7 oz. Enoki mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sliced chives
- Cut 1-inch off of the base of the mushrooms. Gently rinse and pat the mushrooms dry.
- Separate the Enoki into about 6 bundles.
- Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and turn frequently, cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the teriyaki and soy sauce and cook for 30 seconds longer over low heat. Add more sauces to taste.
- Serve these flavorful Enoki mushrooms over sushi rice, add to veggies sushi rolls, or use to top tofu steaks. Garnish with sesame seeds and chives.
Want more Enoki recipe ideas?
- Add to Asian-style soups and ramen.
- Use as a filling for sushi or dumplings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 393mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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