In Hokkaido, the northernmost island of the Japanese archipelago, this one-pot meal is a midwinter treat. The same bubbling-pot preparation can become a showcase for American Dungeness crabs caught along the Pacific Northwest coast or for our blue crabs from the Eastern Shore. Since fresh enokidaké mushrooms are being cultivated in California now, and shiméjitaké mushrooms are being grown in Virginia, this Japanese classic can be transplanted into American homes!
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