A cup of cooked mushrooms daily could lower the risk of mild cognitive impairment, (MCI), a typical precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. Mushrooms are filled with antioxidants that protect cell health. Seniors who regularly ate two or more portions had a 50% lower risk of developing MCI.

Recipe by Rose Reisman

Flank Steak w/ Shiitake Mushrooms & Mirin Hoisin Sauce

Flank Steak w/ Shiitake Mushrooms & Mirin Hoisin Sauce Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Serves: 4


  • 1⁄3 cup mirin
  • 1½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1⁄3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb whole shiitake mushrooms, cleaned with stem removed
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnish
  • 1½ lb flank steak


  1. 1 Combine the mirin, five-spice powder, hoisin, sesame seeds, vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Remove ¼ cup and pour over the flank steak. Let marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  2. 2 In a large skillet sprayed with the vegetable oil, sauté the mushrooms for 12 minutes or until tender. Add another ¼ cup sauce and cook one minute.
  3. 3 In a grill pan or barbecue sprayed with vegetable oil, grill the steak on medium-high heat for about 8 minutes per side or until done to your preference. Let sit 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Slice the steak against the grain into thin slices, scatter the whole mushrooms overtop, garnish with the green onions and serve with extra sauce.
Be the first to rate this recipe by leaving a comment below!
Print recipe

Thanks for printing this recipe :)

Find more recipes at