Tsukudani is a salty-sweet, long simmered dish that keeps well.I used the stems and all to trap in the flavor.This bouncy, chewy texture can only be achieved with fresh shiitake mushrooms.
I had a lot of shiitake mushrooms. You can add konbu seaweed if you like, but shiitake mushrooms on their own are really delicious too. Great with rice, somen noodles, sushi, and more.
Take care not to let it burn. I cooked it from beginning to end over medium heat. It was done in 15 minutes.
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