Rich Mushroom Curry Soup

This Curry soup is filled with three different kinds of mushrooms giving it a rich umami flavor.  

Makes 4 Servings 

Ingredients

1 Package (100g)  Maitake
1 Package (100g) Bunashimeji 
1 Package (100g) Eryngii  
320g Thickly sliced Pork Belly 
1 large Potato 
1/2 an Onion 
1 large Carrot 
1/4 Cabbage 
2 Green Peppers
1 Eggplant 
5 Cups Water, setting aside 1 cup 
1 Tsp Garlic, Grated 
1 Tsp Ginger, Grated 
Curry powder, to preference 
3 portions Curry Roux 

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Eryngii Breakfast Sandwich

Eryngii Breakfast Sandwich

Easy to make ahead of time or to prepare as a meal prep, this Breakfast sandwich is sure to keep you full in the morning!

Makes 4 Servings 

Ingredients

1 Package(100g)  Eryngii (King Trumpet)
1/2 Package (50g) Bunapi
1/2 Package (50g) Maitake 
2 Cooked Strips Bacon 
100g Komatsuna (Japanese Mustard Spinach), or substitute with Mustard Greens or Spinach 
Salt, to taste 
Pepper, to taste 
2 Tsp Miso 
4 Tbsp Mayonnaise 
4 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese 
4 English Muffins 

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The Anti-allergic Effects of Maitake

A study based on a recent collaborative investigation with Professor Hirasawa of the, Tohoku University Graduate School for a pharmacy graduate course on lifestyle-related disease treatment, has shown that Maitake mushrooms may have the potential to reduce allergy symptoms.

 

Effect of the action of the mast cells and Maitake

When Antigens, such as pollen, invade the human body, via a mucous membrane, mast cells secrete histamines and cause an allergic reaction.

At the same time, mast cells secrete inflammatory cytokines such as IL-4 and IL-13, and activate immune cells surrounding it to promote inflammation.

In this study, it was revealed that Maitake mushrooms, in combination with the secretion of histamines from mast cells, control gene expression levels of IL-4 and IL-13. In other words, they have the potential to act as an anti-inflammatory agent.

 

Experimental method

In this experiment, we used a fat soluble ingredient which extracted the ethanoic extract of each mushroom in ethyl acetate.

We then added the extract of each mushroom to a rat-originated mast cell line (RBL-2H3) and performed antigen stimulation in a culture for 20 minutes.

For the experiment, we used DNP-HSA (dinitrophenyl – human serum albumin) as an antigen.

After 40 minutes of antigen stimulation, the Histamine density in the culture fluid was measured; 4 hours later, IL-4, which is an inflammatory cytokine, and IL-13 were measured to ascertain their expression level.

 

Experimental result

Mast cells given Maitake extract in advance significantly restrained the histamine secretion amount after antigen stimulation.

In addition, the gene expression level of IL-4 and IL-13 of inflammatory cytokine was significantly controlled.

Histamine secretion amount after antigen stimulationn=3, *There is a significant difference between the contrast.P<0.01

 

The above results show that Maitake mushroom extract can be expected to improve the symptoms of allergic reactions, such as hay fever.

 

The above results of the study were presented at the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan 133th Annual Meeting (2013)

Mushroom Ma-Po Tofu

Mushroom Ma-Po Tofu

This delicious and Flavorful dish is both low in calories and high in fiber.  

Ingredients

1 Package (100g) Bunapi
1 Package (100g) Maitake
2 Sheets (600g) Tofu 
100g Ground Pork 
2 Tbsp Ginger
Green Onion
2 Tbsp Potato starch, dissolved in water
Sesame Oil
Seven Spice blend

For the seasoning:
4 Tbsp Miso
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tsp Sugar 
2 Tbsp Sake 
1 Cup Water 

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French Bread Quiche

french bread quiche

An easy “throw together” recipe that can easily be made for a large group of people. 

Ingredients

1 Package (1oog) Eryngii (King Trumpet) 
1 Package (100g) Maitake 
1 Package (100g) Bunashimeji
1 Loaf of French Bread 
50g Cheese (of choice) 
2 Tbsp Parsley, Chopped 

For the Quiche:
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
1/2Cup Milk
Salt, to taste
White Pepper, to taste

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Japanese-Style Hamburger

Quick and easy to make. 

Ingredients

For the hamburger patty:
1 Package (100g) Maitake
1lb (400g) Ground Beef 
1/2 an Onion  
1 large Egg 
4 Tbsp Bread Crumbs
1 Tsp Salt 
Pepper and Nutmeg, to taste 
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Sake, or any clear alcohol 

For the Asparagus Cream Cheese Sauce: 
1 Package (100g) Bunashimeji 
1 Clove Garlic 
7oz (approx. 200ml) Fresh Cream 
2 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
1 Tsp Consommé 
 Salt and Pepper, to taste 

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Mushroom Sushi Cones

mushroom sushi cones

 

Try making this refreshing sushi cones they are perfect for lunch.

Ingredients

1 Package (100g) Eryngii (King Trumpet)
1 Package (100g) Bunashimeji 
1 Package (100g) Bunapi 
1 Package (100g) Maitake 
2 cups Rice
     3 tbsp Vinegar 
     3 tbsp Sugar 
     1/3 tsp salt 

100g Snap Peas 
1 Cucumber 
2 Eggs 
     20g Sugar
     Soy Sauce, a little 
1 Tbsp Oil 
1 Serving  Tuna Sashimi (Seared tuna)
8 Imitation Crab sticks 
8 Sheets Nori 

Sauces: Wasabi and Soy Sauce

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