nutritional information

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • Calories: 32
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: <1 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 154 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Soy-Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

Soy-Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

Makes 3 1/2 cups

This recipe makes more than enough for sushi filling—leftovers will keep at least two weeks in the fridge. Toss with stir-fried noodles and snow peas for a quick weeknight dinner.
  • 3 oz. dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 ¼-inch-thick slices fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbs. mirin
  • 2 Tbs. sake
  • 1 Tbs. packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

1. Pour 4 cups boiling water over mushrooms in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, and soak 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 21/2 cups soaking liquid.

2. Place mushrooms, ginger, mirin, sake, brown sugar, and reserved soaking liquid in 2-qt. saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low. Simmer mushrooms 15 minutes, then add soy sauce. Cook 10 minutes more, or until liquid has thickened slightly. Serve warm or chilled.

September 2010 p.56

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I am allergic to soy, so would this dish taste good without it?

Caroline Shepard - 2015-01-29 21:20:37

Made this tonight to go in my bimibap bowl......very good! I did not have sake so just left it out. Glad I made a lot, because it will be great with my fresh noodles I got from the asian market today in a noodle soup!

Paula - 2014-08-24 00:54:55

What are Mirin and Sake?

Ruth Anderson - 2012-08-06 21:41:01