This is a beautiful and flavorful salad with a fresh ginger dressing. The cap of the shiitake mushroom has a meaty flesh with a lot of flavor; reserve the tough stems for stocks. White or cremini mushrooms can be substituted. These are much less expensive, but not as flavorful.
Original recipe makes 4 servings
8 ounces capellini pasta
1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup rice vinegar
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water. Meanwhile, clean, stem, and slice mushrooms. Add mushrooms and red bell pepper during last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
- In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, soy sauce, oil, and ginger.
- Transfer pasta, mushrooms, and pepper to a serving bowl; toss with ginger dressing. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Calories: 230 kcal
Carbohydrates: 36.6 g
Cholesterol: 41 mg
Fat: 4.8 g
Fiber: 3.5 g
Protein: 8.7 g
Sodium: 705 mg