Spaghetti with Japanese Mushrooms
Today’s mushrooms are three varieties, Buna-Shimeji, Hatake-Shimeji, and Enoki.
There are many varieties of edible mushroom native to East Asia, and many of them are called as the Japanese name in English.
- Enoki Flammulina velutipes
- Shiitake Lentinula edodes
- Shimeji There are some families in an order of Agaricales.
Hon-Shimeji Lyophyllum shimeji(Kawamura) Hongo
Buna-Shimeji Hypsizygus marmoreus (Peck.) Bigelow
Hatake-Shimeji Lyophyllum decastes * known as Tamba-Shimeji commonly
Hiratake Pleurotus ostreatus
- Matsutake richoloma matsutake (S.Ito et Imai) Sing
- Maitake Grifola frondosa
On the other hand, mushroom is called “Kinoko” in Japanese. It is a generic name including edible and non-edible.
And there is a Japanese word of “マッシュルーム (Masshu Rumu)”, that is written in katakana to reflect “mushroom”, that means just “common mushroom” (Agaricus bisporus (J. Lange) Imbach) in English. It is a bit confusing.
Today’s branch is Spaghetti with three Japanese mushrooms and tomato sauce.
- Chop down the root of each mushrooms and cut Enoki in half. (about 200 g in total)
- Fry sliced onion (1/2 medium size) and bacon (40-50 g) in a frying pan, with olive oil and chipped garlic.
- Add mushrooms and cook them, seasoning with a little bit salt.
- Once tenderized, add canned tomato (400 g), wine vinegar (2 tbs).
- Add drained pasta in a pan and mix them.
Sprinkle chopped parsley and freshly grated parmigiano.
is a mushroom, that is a generic name including edible and non-edible. 茸（きのこ） literally “mushroom”
is a common mushroom (Agaricus bisporus (J. Lange) Imbach). マッシュルーム（まっしゅるーむ）