Pickled Shiitakes

  • Serves

    makes About 6 Cups

These soy-and-sherry-marinated dried mushrooms—based on a side dish served at Momofuku Noodle Bar, in New York City—taste great sliced and served on grilled steaks.


  • 4 cups dried shiitake mushrooms (about 1⁄3 oz.), stemmed
  • 1 cup light or dark soy sauce
  • 1 cup sherry vinegar
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 2 3" pieces fresh ginger, peeled


Step 1

Put mushrooms into a medium bowl, cover with 5 cups boiling water, and press mushrooms down with a plate to keep them submerged. Let steep for 15 minutes. Strain mushrooms through a sieve set over a medium bowl, reserving 2 cups liquid.

Step 2

Combine mushrooms, reserved liquid, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and ginger in a 4-qt. saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Remove pan from heat; let cool. Transfer ingredients to a 1 1⁄2-qt. container, cover, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

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