If you're a mushroom fan or a fungi fanatic, if you will, you're going to love having a jar of these mushrooms on hand at all times. They're a great topping for poke bowls, broiled miso halibut, stir fry, you name it! The earthy mushrooms soak up the sweet and salty marinade for a delightful treat that you'll want to put on everything!
Why This Recipe Works:
Mushrooms are like little sponges that soak up any flavor you cook them in. This simple but flavorful soy sauce-based marinade becomes almost syrupy when simmered with sliced shiitake mushrooms. The marinade also acts as a preservative that keeps the mushrooms fresh in your fridge for a couple of weeks. If you find yourself with extra mushrooms, this recipe is a great way to extend their shelf life if you don't plan to use them right away!
- Shiitake Mushrooms: If you have another mushroom that you prefer, this recipe works with just about any mushroom!
Step by Step Instructions:
How To Make Soy-Marinated Shiitake Mushrooms:
You'll be amazed at how much flavor is packed into these mushrooms with a few simple steps.
Pro Tip: Don't toss your mushroom stems! Keep them to add to stocks and broth like this venison ramen.
Shiitake mushrooms are a great balance of flavor somewhere between standard white mushrooms and more exotic gourmet mushrooms. They're earthy without being too overpowering and firm enough to hold their shape when cooked without being too rubbery.
Mushrooms should always be washed before using. Dirt and other organic matter can get stuck in the gills. Gently wash the entire mushroom before using to prevent grittiness in your dishes.
Soy-marinated mushrooms are a great topping for lots of Asian dishes or as part of an appetizer spread. They're delicious when eaten eaten warm or cold!
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Soy-Marinated Shiitake Mushrooms
- Add all ingredients to medium saucepan and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Pour mushrooms into glass pint jar. Place lid loosely on top and let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until ready to use. Mushrooms will last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.