101 Cooking Recipes, Tips, Asian, Desserts, Food Photo Blog

101 Cooking Recipes, Tips, Asian, Desserts, Food Photo Blog

Recipe – Braised Soy Mushrooms

Posted on | June 5, 2014

Braised Soy Mushrooms

Serves 6-8

125 9/4 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
750 ml / 1.5 pints / 3 cups hot water
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsp peanut oil

Wash mushrooms well in cold water. Put in a bowl, pour hot water over and soak for 30 minutes. With a sharp knife, cut off stems. Squeeze water from caps, and reserve.

To the reserved liquid, add some of the water in which the mushrooms were soaked, enough to make 2 cups. Add soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and stir to dissolve sugar.

Heat peanut oil in a wok and try mushrooms over a high heat, stirring and turning, pressing them against the wok with the frying spoon, until the undersides are browned.

Add liquid mixture, reduce heat, cover and simmer for approximately 30 minutes or until all the liquid IS absorbed and the mushrooms take on a shiny appearance. Stir occcasionally towards end of cooking time. Serve hot or cold Store in refrigerator for up to a week.