Shiitake Sticky Rice
Thanks to her background in Vietnamese cooking, Marcia Kiesel loves the texture of sticky rice, especially when it's combined with velvety shiitake mushrooms.
Stir-fried Baby Bok Choy with Shiitake Mushrooms
Charles Phan prefers tender baby bok choy but if you can only find mature heads, separate the leaves from the stems, cut the stems into 1 1/2-inch pieces and stir-fry them separately so the leaves don't overcook.
Kale-and-Shiitake Fried Rice
This comforting, vegetable-packed rice is infused with ginger. It's best made with day-old rice to absorb all the flavorings.
Shiitake-and-Swiss-Chard Soup with Hand-Cut Noodles
David Chang flavors this fabulous broth with dried shiitakes; fresh shiitakes intensify the flavor. The highlight: simple noodles thrown in at the end. "They're based on the udon I learned to make in Tokyo," Chang says.
Soy-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Shiitake Mushrooms
All cuts of chicken are rich in tryptophan. Breasts are leaner than thighs, but dark meat is still healthy; a 4-ounce skinless serving has just 11 grams of fat.
Reitzer's Sweet Corn Soup with Shiitake Crab Cakes
The shiitake crab cakes add a touch of flavor to this sweet corn soup.
Pasta with Shiitake, Peas & Goat Cheese
This pasta is a lighter take on lasagna. Instead of layering the ingredients, then baking in the oven, Justin Smillie tosses them in a goat cheese sauce, sprinkles Parmigiano-Reggiano on top and crisps the dish briefly under the broiler.
Warm Shiitake-Barley Salad
Plenty of sweet shallots and meaty shiitakes add flavor to this hearty barley dish from F&W's Kay Chun.
Grilled Salmon with Teriyaki Shiitake
Dr. Andrew Weil mixes sake with soy sauce, sesame oil and brown sugar to make an Asian-accented glaze for shiitake. Using the meaty-tasting mushrooms as a topping for salmon creates a dish loaded with heart-protective omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and protein.
Tofu, Eggplant and Shiitake Noodle Soup
The base for this tofu, eggplant and shiitake katiev ("noodle soup" in Cambodian) is a made-from-scratch vegetable stock with a long ingredient list, including two types of cabbage and dried Chinese mushrooms.
Salmon with Shiitake and Red Wine Sauce
Beef stock and red wine make a luxurious sauce for this salmon recipe by Bernie Sun, corporate beverage director for Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurant group.
Chimayó-Chile Risotto with Shiitake Mushrooms
This vegetarian risotto is infused with the moderately hot Chimayo chile powder from the town of Chimayo in northern New Mexico. Shiitakes not only add an earthy flavor, they also provide zinc and several B vitamins.