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Braised shiitake mushrooms with tofu

Filed under: Japanese — Tags: , , , — Feòrag @ 17:49

I’ve just found this recipe on the inside of a pack of Tesco shiitake mushrooms, and it looks delicious so I thought I’d share it before I toss the label. I’ve removed references to non-vegan variations:

Cooking Time: 11½ minutes

2 tbsp groundnut oil;
250g pack tofu, cut into 2.5cm pieces;
1 garlic clove, finely chopped;
2 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger;
3 finely sliced spring onions;
100g pack whole shiitake mushrooms, stalks trimmed;
1 tbsp shaoxing wine or dry sherry;
½ tbsp soy sauce;
1 tbsp stock or water;
1 tsp sugar;
2 tsp sesame oil.


  1. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add half the oil and when it’s very hot and slightly smoking, add the tofu. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until golden then remove the tofu from the pan and set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add the garlic, ginger and spring onion and stir-fry for about 30 seconds. Add the mushrooms and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pan, including the tofu. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting cover the pan and cook for 6-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  4. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sesame oil and serve… SERVES 4 AS A SIDE DISH.

The one clarification I would make is that the rest of the ingredients in step 3 doesn’t include the sesame oil.


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