Shiitake Showdown – Vote for Your Favorite Shiitake Mushroom Recipe

Shiitake Okonomiyaki, Shiitake Flatbread Pizza and Shiitake Dumplings
We’ve arrived at the mid-way point of our Mushroom Masters: A Tournament of Taste! Before we do anything, though, we’ve got to congratulate Australia’s Kitchen Wench, Ellie, for winning the Button Battle with her Lasagne with Slow Roasted Mushrooms and Goat Cheese! So far, that’s 1 for Canada and 1 Australia!

Ok, so back to this week’s mushroom madness…

It’s a showdown featuring the meaty and beautiful shiitake mushroom!

Mushroom MastersEach week during the month of September we are featuring a head-to-head battle with bloggers from Australia, Canada and the United States. Each blogger will submit an original recipe and photos that use that week’s selected mushroom variety.

This week, Christie from Fig & Cherry represents Australia with a Shiitake Mushroom Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pizza-slash-pancake, Canada’s Elizabeth at Guilty Kitchen shows a Shiitake Mushroom Flatbread Pizza, and Susan from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy representing the United States has Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings in Broth.

You can find the full recipe from each blogger on their respective country’s sites: Australian Mushroom Growers Association, Mushrooms Canada and the Mushroom Council — but make sure to scroll down this post to check out the gorgeous photos and vote for your favorite recipe here on Tastespotting.

Recipe from Australia: Shiitake Mushroom Okonomiyaki

Shiitake Mushroom Okonomiyaki
Click to get the complete recipe at Australian Mushroom Growers Association

Recipe from Canada: Shiitake Mushroom Flatbread Pizza

Shiitake Mushroom Flatbread Pizza
Click to get the complete recipe at Mushrooms Canada

Recipe from US: Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings in Broth

Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings in Broth
Click to get the complete recipe on the Mushroom Council site

Vote below, and check back next week to see which country — Australia, Canada or the US — wins the Shiitake Showdown!

Which shiitake mushroom recipe should win this showdown?

  • USA: Susan's Shiitake Mushroom Dumplings in Broth (41% Votes)
  • CAN: Elizabeth's Shiitake Mushroom Flatbread Pizza (12% Votes)
  • AUS: Christie's Shiitake Mushroom Okonomiyaki (47% Votes)

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by Sarah J. Gim on September 14, 2010 · 18 comments

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Sunshine [at] The Culinary Vampire September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

The Australian linkage no workage!

Elizabeth September 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Neither is the American one…Canada’s is working fine though!

TasteSpotting September 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm

sunshine + elizabeth: thanks for the heads up! fixing…!

Chris September 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Sorry, the Australia link should be fixed shortly. Vote for Christie, grab a coffee and come back and enjoy.

Ellie @ Kitchen Wench September 14, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Oh my gawd – shiitake mushrooms in okonomiyaki with shiitake salt? Gimme gimme – sounds incredible!

Nick Femia September 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Go Aussie Go

Christie @ Fig & Cherry September 14, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Three great recipes! I think mine is the best though, haha! :)

Caitlin @ Roaming Tales September 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I love okonomoyaki so Christie gets my vote!

Kat September 15, 2010 at 2:12 am

aussie aussie aussie!

laurence September 15, 2010 at 2:13 am

oi oi oi!

Richard Thuillier September 15, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Tried to vote for Elizabeth’s Canada recipe but the link isn’t working!

TasteSpotting September 15, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Richard: which link isn’t working? the recipe link, or the voting button at the bottom?

Mr. Guilty September 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Go Elizabeth Go! It was the best pizza I have ever had. Not kidding. :) Good luck everyone!

Mushrooms Canada September 17, 2010 at 5:53 am

They are all wonderful, creative recipes and the photos are simply stunning, but I am going to have to say… “Go Canada Go!!”
- Brittany

Mushroom lover Adelaide September 20, 2010 at 5:33 am

You go girl!!!!

Janine September 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

No doubt Susan’s broth recipe is the Best ! Tasty and virtually goes with everything and for everyones pallet.

Shannon @ bakeandbloom September 21, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Christie’s Okonomiyaki gets my vote!

Joe Caldwell September 22, 2010 at 3:38 am

Dumplings are winners. Yum.

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