11/02/2011 01:06 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Shiitake Mushroom And Mozzarella Salad

In his series Marcus' Kitchen, chef Marcus Samuelsson shares dozens of recipes that prove "American" cuisine is really a delicious melting pot that draws upon flavors from all over the world.

In this video, Marcus prepares a salad that combines Asian and Italian flavors (such as shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce; and fresh mozzarella and basil). He first sautées the mushrooms with garlic, sesame seeds, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar, to bring out their meaty, juicy texture and infuse them with these strong flavors. They're then mixed with crunchy cabbage, radicchio, onions, scallions and basil, combining the bitter with the salty, and are served atop a bed of sliced mozzarella cheese, which is a mild complement.

Get the Recipe for Shiitake Mushroom and Mozzarella Salad.