Braised Shitake mushrooms

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Another Noobcook recipe I want to try.

Serves: 2-4

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 50 grams Chinese dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tsp whole white peppercorns
  • 750 ml water use mushroom soaking liquid, filtered through a fine sieve. Then top up to 750ml with water
  • 1 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 15 grams (about 1/2 tbsp) rock sugar
  • small piece (little finger length) cinnamon stick
  • 3 garlic cloves keep the skin on; bruised slightly
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 dried red chilli

DIRECTIONS

  1. Soak mushrooms in a bowl of hot water for 30 minutes until softened, trim and discard stalks and squeeze out excess water from each mushroom cap.
  2. In a wok pan, add white peppercorns. Dry roast the peppercorns on medium low heat until you smell their aroma, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms with the rest of the ingredients at (A) in a small pot. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Transfer the stewed mushrooms together with the stewing sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Optional: Keep the stewed mushrooms warm and tender by keeping in a mini slow cooker on low until serving time.
  4. Store braised mushrooms, with sauce and covered with lid, in the fridge for up to a week.
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