Shiitake mushrooms

Ingredients
40 dried shiitake mushrooms
125ml soaking water
1 tbsp sunflower oil
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 and 1/2 to 2 tbsp agave juice
1 tbsp roasted sesame seed oil

Directions
1. soak the mushrooms in cold water overnight with enough water to allow an extra 5 centimetres of water on them
2. once soaked, squeeze the excess water, remove the stems and cut them in halves
3. heat up a frying pan and add the tbsp of sunflower oil, then the mushrooms and let them sauté for about 5 mins
4. in the meantime prepare a concoction of soya sauce, agave juice and the water that the mushrooms have soaked in
5. pour it on the mushrooms and simmer until all the liquid has evaporated
6. finally add the extra tbsp of sesame oil

Important! Do not throw away the remainder of water used to soak the mushrooms as it can be used (together with some kombu seaweed) to make delicious stocks for japanese miso soups

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