Soy Pickled Shitakes

Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!

We just got the bid back on our yard renovation and I’m fairly certain that my husbands heart stopped for a moment.  It’s a pretty blank slate and the project is ambitious but it is definitely way more than we anticipated spending.  We will probably have to scale a few things back and we might need to cancel the spring trip we were planning but I think that it will be worth the effort once it’s all said and done.  I hate to admit this but it’s just in my nature to want to upgrade/change things when I’m in a new space.  I guess it’s that desire to make something your own and inject your own personality into your environment.  We don’t have to do anything to the house and it works great for us but I keep finding myself thinking of one more project that we need to tackle to make everything perfect.

Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!

I love pickling fruits and veggies.  They add a ton of flavor without a lot of fat and calories.  I realized that I’ve never shared one of my very favorite pickled items with you.  I am a huge fan of mushrooms and they do a great job of soaking up whatever flavorings you add to them.  These shitakes are cooked in a simple mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, garlic and ginger.  They will keep in the fridge for a month if you keep them covered in the pickling liquid and can be eaten straight out of the fridge or on your favorite dishes.  We like to add them to tacos and rice bowls.  Check back on Monday and I’ll share my favorite way to eat them!

Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl! Soy pickled shitakes - a great addition to your favorite salad or noodle bowl!

 

Soy Pickled Shitakes
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Serves: 5 cups
 
These soy pickled shitakes are perfect for topping your favorite salad or noodle bowl but they are great as a snack too!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups dried shitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 2 1-inch pieces of ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic
Instructions
  1. Put the mushrooms in a heatproof bowl and cover with 5 cups of boiling water. To keep them submerged weigh them down with a plate to keep them submerged. Let them steep for 15 - 20 minutes then strain the mushrooms into a large bowl reserving 2 cups of the liquid.
  2. Combine the mushrooms, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and maple syrup in a saucepan. Lightly smash the ginger and garlic with the back of a knife and add to the soy mixture. Bring the mushrooms to a boil over medium heat and then reduce the temperature to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before storing in the refrigerator for up to a month.

 

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

    3 thoughts on “Soy Pickled Shitakes

    1. Shana

      Tina, I so understand how you felt when you heard the bid on the backyard. After making an attempt on my own backyard two years ago, only to have most of the plants die, I decided to get some professional help. We have a very wet back yard, and somewhat challenging soil conditions. But it is a tiny, small backyard. So my jaw dropped when I heard the quote! How could such a small space cost so much? We are suppose to get it put in this Spring/Summer. I am looking forward to not having to do it myself though. Good Luck to you!

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      1. Tina Post author

        Hi Shana,

        I know that we can find some compromises to make it work. Good luck with your project, I hope it’s everything you want it to be!

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