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Pork Stuffed Mushrooms

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Recipe Created By: Kathy Przywara


6-8 fresh shitake mushrooms
1/4 lb pork, ground
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice wine or sake
1/2 tsp ginger, freshly grated
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp sesame oil
1 green onion, chopped
2 tsp water chestnut starch
2 Tbsp Napa cabbage, shredded
1 clove garlic, pressed
sesame oil
green onion, sliced


Remove stems from mushrooms, set aside.

Combine ground pork and remaining ingredients. Mix well to form a paste. With the cap side down, stuff each mushroom with a small amount of the pork mixture. Be sure to seal the mixture to the mushroom by going around and smoothing it over the edge of the mushroom. If you do not seal it, the mixture will pull together and separate from the mushroom.

Line a steamer with a few Napa cabbage leaves. Place the mushrooms on the cabbage and steam over boiling water for 15 minutes. Allow to rest 5 minutes. Arrange on a serving plate, or place 2 mushrooms on an individual dish, drizzle with a little sesame oil and garnish with sliced green onion.


This makes a great appetizer or Dim Sum dish. They can be made ahead and steamed at the last minute. Choose smaller mushrooms so that they are easier to pick up with chopsticks!

Use wheat-free tamari in place of soy sauce if you need to avoid wheat

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This could be made with ground chicken or paste or shrimp paste.

The water chestnut starch can be replaced with any safe starch such as cornstarch, arrowroot, or lotus root starch.

Use wheat-free tamari if you need to make this recipe wheat-free.

Corn Substitutions: Corn is a common ingredient in products. Starch, modified food starch, dextrin and maltodextrin can be from corn. Consult with your physician to find out which corn derivatives you need to avoid. Many corn-free options are available in the US. Find out more about corn substitutions.