Shiitake Japanese Style
- 20 fresh shiitake caps
- 2/3 cup good-quality sake
- 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- 2 1/2 tablespoons marin
- 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
Clean the mushroom caps and remove stems. In a saucepan, combine the sake, soy sauce, mirin, and sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the mushrooms. Simmer for 7 minutes. Remove mushrooms and use in a salad immediately, or cool and use later with grilled meats.
This recipe yields 4 side dish servings.
You will find that this is a very versatile way to prepare mushrooms. They go well with grilled meats, either as an accompaniment or right on the skewer with lamb or beef. They can be chilled and sliced and added to salads, or tossed warm into a salad with walnut oil and sage vinegar.
The marinade, once used, can be chilled and used again several times. Remember that each time, however, it will become more diluted by the liquid from the mushrooms.