1 cup dried shiitake
1/4 cup shoyu
2 chopped green onions
1/4 cup sake
2 tbsp light brown sugar
a few drops (roasted) sesame oil
Reconstitute 1 cup dried Shiitake by covering with hot water and let stand till caps are completely soft (Or cover with cold water, microwave on high for 2 minutes and let stand.) Cut off and discard stems. Squeeze excess liquid from caps and slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Place pieces in saucepan with 1/4 cup sake, 1/4 cup soy, and 2 tbsp light brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, till liquid is almost evaporated, tossing mushrooms occasionally. Remove from heat, cool, and chill. Sprinkle with finely chopped green onions and a few drops of dark (roasted) sesame oil. Serve as appetizer, side dish, or over rice.
Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms, Paul Stamets, 1993.