Braised Mushrooms, Japanese-Style

I adapted this recipe from Soei Yoneda's Good Food from a Japanese Temple. The original recipe used soaked dried shiitake mushrooms, but I've never tried it that way.

Serves 1 - 2 as side dish

1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and wash them well. Mix the sake with the soy sauce in a cup.

2. Heat a dry non-stick frying pan, then add the mushrooms, gill side down. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

3. Turn the mushrooms over and cook for about 2 minutes more, stirring occasionally, until water starts to come out.

4. Pour in the sake/soy sauce mixture - it'll start to bubble furiously, but don't turn down the heat; keep stirring for 30 seconds - 1 minute, tumbling the mushrooms over, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are shrunken and well-flavoured.

5. Serve hot; or cool in pan and serve at room temperature. Can also be sliced and used to fill Thick-Rolled Sushi.


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This page added 17 Jul 1998 (last altered 22 Sep 1998) - comments and questions to Kake L Pugh (kake@earth.li).