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Grilled matsutake mushrooms

Grilled matsutake mushrooms
Los Angeles Times

MATSUTAKE mushrooms are to Japanese connoisseurs what white truffles are to Italians, but with one important difference -- you can buy them at grocery stores in Southern California. One of the glories of fall dining in Japan, matsutakes are in ... Read more

Total time: 15 minutes | Serves 4
  • 1/2 pound matsutake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • Fleur de sel

Step 1Wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth to remove dirt. Trim the stems to remove any moldy tips. Cut the matsutakes in half lengthwise. Place them on a square of aluminum foil.

Step 2Brush the matsutakes with the sake. Fold the foil into a tightly sealed packet.

Step 3Heat a grill pan or a grill until very hot. Place the packet on the hot grill and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the packet over and grill 5 minutes more.

Step 4Open the foil carefully, as there will be steam from the packet. Sprinkle with fleur de sel to taste and serve immediately.

Note: Matsutakes are available at Marukai, Mitsuwa and other Japanese supermarkets.

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