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Sumptuous Succulent Mushrooms
Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods
|Sumptuous Succulent Mushrooms|
18 dry shiitake mushrooms
dash of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 Tablespoons Chinese wine or dry sherry
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce (optional)
2 Tablespoons yam flour, cornstarch, or other thickener
1. Soak shiitake mushrooms in two cups warm water for thirty minutes. Remove them from the liquid, strain the liquid though a fine strainer, and set it aside.
2. Cut stems away from mushroom caps and discard.
3. Bring large portion of mushroom liquid to the boil then add salt, and sugar, reduce the heat and let simmer for a minute or two, then add wine (and oyster sauce) and the mushrooms and simmer for twenty minutes.
4. Mix flour or cornstarch with set aside liquid, end bring mushrooms back to the boil before adding it. Allow to boil for two minutes, then remove from heat and allow mushrooms to cool in the liquid. Serve warm or at room temperature.