Reconstituted Shitake Mushrooms

“Delicious way to reconstitute dried shitake mushrooms for use in your recipes. A Japanese friend showed me how to make these a few months ago - they are moist and flavorful, you would never guess they started out dried. She used it to top a sushi salad, but they are also delicious alone. The broth makes a lovely soup too.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
1 batch
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak the shitake mushrooms in water according to package directions to hydrate.
  2. In a small saucepan, cover the mushrooms with water. Add in the dashi, mirin, sake, sugar, and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20-30 minutes.
  3. When the mushrooms are tender, remove from soup and slice to use in your recipe. You can also make a decent soup out of the leftover broth by leaving in some sliced mushrooms, and adding a bit of diced tofu, etc. as you would with a miso soup.

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