• Lydia Gerratt

Enoki (Golden needle) mushrooms with garlic, spring onion and soya sauce

You need this recipe in your life. It takes minutes to cook and the flavours and texture are so satisfying that you’ll feel that contented happiness from the simple pleasure of eating tasty good food.

I try to only use ingredients that can be bought in most supermarkets, but with this recipe you’ll have to make a trip to a Chinese or Japanese supermarket to find the Enoki (Golden needle) mushrooms - it’s too good a recipe not to share. Enoki are not expensive or in the least bit rare, but UK supermarkets aren’t brave enough to veer away from the bog standard white or brown cup mushrooms…..

If you find some Enoki, then try this recipe for a simple lunch or as a side dish to a noodle feast!

Miraculous ingredients: Enoki mushrooms, Clearspring soya sauce

Enoki (Golden needle) mushrooms with garlic, spring onion and soya sauce


2 packs Golden needle (Enoki) mushrooms

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 spring onions, finely sliced

3 tablespoons light soya sauce (Clearspring is a very good brand) ¼ teaspoon sugar, just a pinch


Cut off the mushroom roots and carefully divide the mushrooms in the bite size bunches. Rinse in cold water. Blanch the mushrooms for 1 minute in boiling water, drain and place on a serving dish.

Heat the vegetable oil in a small frying pan and add the garlic and spring onions. Fry for 20 seconds. Add the soya sauce and sugar. Fry so the sauce bubbles and boils in the pan, approximately 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the mushrooms and eat straight away!

Preparation time 5 minutes, cooking time 5 minutes, serves 4 as a side dish

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