Recipe: Grilled matsutake mushrooms

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

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

1/2 pound matsutake mushrooms

2 tablespoons sake

Fleur de sel

1. Wipe 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.

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

3. Heat 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.

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

Each serving: 22 calories; 2 grams protein; 2 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 mg. sodium.

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