Optimism Grilled Teriyaki Marinated Shitake Mushrooms.

By Jackie DeKnock  

June 14, 2020

Shitake is said to be a powerful antioxidant and anti-viral with immune system boosting properties. Studies have shown that Shiitake may also be (darn) good for: boosting heart/cardiovascular health, balancing your immune system to optimal health and is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, boosts energy, anti-cancer, brain function, bone health, antimicrobial, skin health.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • 15 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 4 nice side servings


2 pounds Shitake mushrooms


¼ cup tamari (GF soy sauce)

2 tablespoons honey, raw, unpasteurized

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 tablespoon filtered water


Clean the shitake mushrooms by quickly running them under water. Set on paper towels to drain. Slice in half and lay out on a baking dish for marinating.

Make the marinade:

Add all of the marinade ingredients to your blender. Blend until smooth and completely blended. It only takes about a minute. Pour the marinade evenly over the prepared mushrooms. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

When ready to cook grill or place in a skillet over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes 3 Minutes on each side. Ready to eat!