Marinated Mushrooms

This is a quick do-ahead recipe that makes a great cold side dish.


  • 1/2 lb fresh white mushrooms, stems trimmed and caps gently wiped clean with a dry kitchen towel or soft mushroom brush
  • 2 T light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing cooking wine or dry sherry
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/8 tsp chopped salted chilies, or to taste (optional)
  • 1 T cilantro, chopped


  1. Place the mushrooms in a sieve. Bring 3 c of water to a boil, then pour it over the mushrooms, drain them well, then pat dry.
  2. Combine soy sauce, cooking wine, salt, and sesame oil, and chilies (if you’r adding) and toss gently with the mushrooms.
  3. Refrigerate for up to an hour, mixing gently once or twice.
  4. Just before serving, gently mix in the chopped cilantro.

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