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Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms taste great no matter how you prepare them, one of the best thing you can ask from a food, right? One of my favorite way to enjoy these mushrooms is to make a quick simmer/stew like this recipe. They are great as appetizer, side dish, or cut into thin slices and used as one of the maki (rolled sushi) ingredients, give it a try. ♥

Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

5.0 from 2 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4


  • 8 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 300 ml dashi stock (or 300 ml water + 1 teaspoon bonito flavored dashi seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Remove the stems from shiitake mushrooms. Using a damp cloth, gently clean the caps from dirt. Try not to wash the mushrooms under running water.
  2. Combine dashi stock, mirin, sugar, and soy sauce in a pot. Add shiitake mushrooms and bring to a boil. Simmer until sauce is almost gone.
  3. Slice mushroom into thin slices (optional) and serve with steamed white rice.


  • Mushrooms Canada says:

    These sound amazing on their own, but I definitely need to try this recipe in maki! Thanks for sharing... -Shannon

  • Bill says:

    Making Sushi for New Year's Eve is a tradition that my wife and I started 9 years ago when we got together. This year, I am using this recipe for Shiitake Maki. It smells great and can't wait to taste it! Thanks so much for posting this.

    • Anita says:

      Glad to be part of what I think is a great New Year Eve tradition, Bill :) Maybe I will try doing that for the next New Year Eve party. Happy New Year!

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