Braised Shiitake Mushrooms

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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Dried shiitakes are a great ingredient. They take on a flavour and texture that far outweighs the fresh; a real earthiness that makes them a favourite ingredient in all sorts of dishes. They have a great meaty taste and are perfect as a vegetable for a shared table.


  • 18 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes (reserve 350 ml/12 fl oz of the soaking liquid), stalks rem


Pound the ginger, garlic and sugar in a mortar with a pestle to form a rough paste. Or use a blender to process the ingredients, adding a little water if necessary.

Heat a wok until just smoking. Add the peanut oil and, when hot, stir-fry the mushrooms until they begin to col