Sauteed Enoki Mushrooms w/Spinach

9 Dec

enoki spinach - serve

Seven years go, David and I lived for a couple years in the Upper Eastside.  A time long before our gluten-free days, our favorite neighborhood place for Chinese food delivery was Café Evergreen (which, it seems, has now closed).  One dish in particular remains in my mind, mostly because it was so simple yet surprisingly satisfying: sauteed enoki mushrooms with spinach.  I recently had 2 bunches of enoki mushrooms and spinach sitting in my fridge that I needed to use, so I decided to make my own interpretation of the Café Evergreen dish.  This veggie dish is very simple, quick, and delicious.  The enoki mushrooms almost feel like “noodles.”  I didn’t have any fresh ginger on hand, so I used ground ginger, which worked fine — but next time, I’ll probably use fresh grated ginger instead.


  • 2 bunches of enoki mushrooms, ends cut and cleaned
  • 1/2 bunch of spinach, washed and chopped into about 1 in. pieces
  • 2 stalks of scallions, washed and chopped into about 1 in. pieces (I like to cut them at an angle)
  • 1/2 tbsp ground ginger (or fresh grated ginger)
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free soy sauce

Prep the vegetables as above:

enoki spinach - clean enoki

Cleaned enoki mushrooms, ends cut.

enoki spinach - spinach cleaned and chopped

Cleaned spinach, chopped.

enoki spinach - scallions

Scallions, washed and chopped.

In a non-stick pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium high heat.  Cook the enoki mushrooms first — salt to sweat, and then add the ground ginger (if using fresh ginger, heat the ginger in the oil before adding the mushrooms to release flavor).

enoki spinach - enoki w giger powder

When the mushrooms soften, add the spinach.  Cook for a few minutes, until the spinach is cooked:

enoki spinach - add spinach

Finally, add the scallions.  Add the gluten-free soy sauce and mix well.  Pepper to taste.  Serve as a side dish/vegetable accompaniment, or serve in a bowl to enjoy the dish on its own!

enoki spinach - add scallions


6 Responses to “Sauteed Enoki Mushrooms w/Spinach”

  1. Eleanor Bergstein December 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    sounds great — and the photos are fabulous!

  2. Brett March 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    This was really tasty. Super quick to make! Next time I’ll add a glove of garlic.

  3. Crystal May 14, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    I just made this and it was ridiculously delicious! Thank you!!

    • tomoko May 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

      Awesome! You’re welcome!

  4. shauvik July 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Nice recipe! I added some oyster sauce & bok choy to bring a slight variation to this!

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