Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens

Shiitake Japanese Style

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 as side dish or in salad
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30 fresh shiitake caps

2/3 cup good-quality sake

4 tablespoons dark soy sauce

2 2 tablespoons mirin

2 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. 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.

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