These Dried Shiitake Mushroom Recipes are yummy and authentic! Learn how to use this umami-filled ingredient in all your favorite Chinese dishes!
Braised dishes are my favorite - shiitake mushrooms are excellent at soaking up all the tasty flavors.
What are Dried Shiitake Mushrooms?
Dried shiitakes are a dried food product used in Chinese cuisine. They have a robust, meaty, and earthy flavor that enhances the flavor of soups, stir-fries, and braised dishes.
They're brown to dark gray, with caps ranging from ¾ inch to 3 inches in diameter.
How to prepare?
They should be soaked in hot water for at least 20-30 minutes before use. Always reserve the soaking liquid, as it's flavorful and can be added to other dishes.
The stems are tough and woody and should be removed and discarded.
Where to buy?
They can be purchased from Asian grocery stores or online. They come in cellophane packages and boxes.
Braised Chinese Mushrooms is a traditional Chinese dish from Shanghai! Typically, it's served for special occasions like Chinese New Year.
It features dried Chinese mushrooms, rehydrated in boiling water, and stir-fried with baby bok choy and garlic!
This is a classic dish and one that I always order when I eat at Chinese restaurants. It's quick, easy, and takes about 20 minutes to prepare and cook.
The recipe combines firm tofu, ground pork, dried shiitake mushrooms, a savory sauce made with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a touch of sweetness!
It's a wholesome meal best served with steamed rice on a cozy evening.
This one isn't authentic, but I had to include it because the ingredients are minimal, and shiitakes are the star of the show!
It features thinly sliced and deep-fried shiitake mushrooms in a sticky sesame glaze.
Serve immediately over rice while the mushrooms are crispy. It's also vegan!
This Stir-Fried Rice Cake recipe combines julienned pork, leafy greens, and shiitake mushrooms!
It's a dish I adore because it features ingredients that absorb the flavorful sauce, including rice cakes, shiitake mushrooms, and cabbage.
It's filled with many textures, from the springy, meaty mushrooms to the soft and chewy rice cakes!
Chinese steamed chicken with shiitake mushrooms is tender, succulent, and fragrant, and it requires little effort to prepare while tasting amazing.
For this recipe, you'll marinate the chicken with a mixture of sauces and seasonings, then combine it with rehydrated shiitake mushrooms and chilies before steaming for 20 minutes.
Serve the dish immediately, garnished with scallions, for one of the easiest dried shiitake mushroom recipes.
This Clay Pot Rice is a nostalgic Chinese comfort food! This was one of my favorite meals during my vacation to Hong Kong.
It features shiitakes, wood ear mushrooms, and lily flowers, which must be rehydrated for at least two hours before use.
This dish is really easy to make. Just layer all the ingredients in a clay pot and cook briefly. The chicken comes out perfect, and the rice soaks up all the tasty juices from the meat.
This dry-fried "eel" recipe is from Fuchsia Dunlop, a famous cookbook author specializing in Chinese cuisine.
It's an easy recipe that genuinely lets the shiitake mushrooms shine. It's named dry-fried "eel" because the shiitakes are cut to look like eels.
First, the mushrooms are soaked, then fried until crispy, and finally, stir-fried with a flavorful sauce, garlic, ginger, and peppers.
The outcome is a hearty vegetarian dish with a touch of spiciness!
Lu Rou Fan is one of the most well-known Taiwanese dishes. This recipe takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to make.
It features tender-braised pork belly slices with rich and savory gravy, eggs, and veggies over steamed rice.
Dried shiitake mushrooms give this dish an earthy depth and soak up the rich gravy's flavor.
These Cantonese-style Spring Rolls are quick and easy to make.
Each spring roll is wrapped in a thin, crispy wrapper filled with juicy minced pork, crunchy vegetables, and dried mushrooms.
Serve these with a sweet and sour chili sauce for a delicious appetizer or snack!
Chicken and mushrooms are a classic combination, but when they team up in a dumpling, you won't forget it!
This recipe combines ground chicken and dried & fresh shiitake mushrooms for a deep, meaty flavor.
You can either pan-fry or boil the dumplings and serve with chili oil or peanut sauce.
A tasty and earthy mushroom congee (jook) made with a flavorful broth of dried shiitake mushrooms.
This congee has crunchy toppings like fried garlic chips, fried mushrooms, and crispy tofu!
A helpful tip is to freeze the rice before cooking, as it speeds up the process and works well with brown rice.
This simple Chinese chicken soup is light, flavorful, and quick to make in 45 minutes. It's something my mom used to make frequently.
It includes tender chicken thighs, dried shiitake mushrooms, and fresh ginger. With minimal ingredients, you'll enjoy the full flavors of mushrooms and chicken.
Serve with a side of rice for one of the most satisfying recipes using dried shiitake mushrooms.
This Braised Chicken recipe is a traditional northern Chinese dish that takes about one hour to make.
It includes chicken thighs, dried shiitake mushrooms, and a flavorful mushroom broth with ginger, soy sauce, and star anise.
I recommend using bone-in chicken which will make the braising liquid richer and more flavorful.
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