If you've been to an Asian grocery store, you know there's at least one aisle, if not two, devoted to dried foods. I've wandered through them, trying (pointlessly) to identify was I was looking at. Seaweed, squid, various leaves, the variety is staggering (Though there is no dried fruit - it took me 20 minutes but I finally found it, in the candy aisle; which makes a lot of sense if you think about it.)
Anyway, one of the basic ingredients of the Washoku pantry is dried shitake mushrooms. This week, I decided to try the recipe for Soy Simmered Dried Shitake Mushrooms or Shitake No Umani.
|Dried mushrooms. They're pretty in a dried flower arrangement kind of way.|
The first thing to do is soak the mushrooms in hot water, to rehydrate them. Easy enough.
You are left with these:
|Soy-simmered shitake mushrooms|
Have a good weekend!