Japanese Citrus Mushroom Salad
January 27, 2015 | Serves 4
For the Salad:
- 75g of Leaves (I used Lamb's Lettuce and Chard)
- 1 Large Handful of Alfafa Sprouts
- 750g of Wild Mushrooms (I used Shitake, Beech & Chanterelle)
- Coarse Salt
For the Dressing:
- Juice of 2 Limes
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 4 Tablespoons of Tamari/Soy Sauce
- 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1 Clove of Garlic, Minced
This is inspired by the amazing yuzu mushroom salad at Nobu. It’s so simple but so incredibly delicious! I was reminded of it when I saw these amazing mushrooms and I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and make my own version. The warm wild mushrooms taste almost buttery and they pair so gorgeously with the citrusy dressing. Make sure to buy really good wild mushrooms, it makes all the difference to the both the taste and look of this beautiful salad.
Chop your mushrooms, some of them won’t need slicing as they’ll be lovely and thin but slice the shitakes into nice thick slices.
Heat some olive oil in a pan on medium heat and then add in your mushrooms. Sprinkle with coarse salt and cook for about 5 minutes, tossing regularly.
Let the mushrooms cool a bit while you make the dressing.
Combine all of the dressing ingredients and put your leaves and sprouts in your serving bowl/plate.
Add the gorgeous warm mushrooms to the leaves and drizzle the dressing on, tossing everything gently.