Let's boil shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms
Photo: Edsel Little – CC BY-SA 2.0 | cropped to a square


Before cooking fresh Japanese twardniki we clean, wash and dry.


Shiitake mushrooms thrown into the cold water to provide sufficient water to the mushrooms were completely covered it. Shiitake mushrooms cook for 3-4 minutes. Time start to count from the moment of boiling water. If we do not have any doubt as to the species of mushrooms cooked - replacement of water during cooking is not necessary. If in doubt, you should replace the water 1-2 times during cooking, but still a better idea in that situation is not eating such mushrooms! When cooking, we take off the foam. At the end of the cooking water with salt. For flavor you can add pepper, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, marjoram, bay leaf. Cook covered. Cooked mushrooms are soft and delicate.


After cooking, drain off shiitake mushrooms and dry.


Shiitake mushrooms may be a treat or added to other dishes (groats, rice or vegetables). They can also be very good main ingredient of mushroom soup, sauce or marinade.

Bon appétit!

See how to boil dried and frozen mushrooms.