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Recipe: Killer baked shiitake mushrooms

Julie Rockcastle of Green Heron Growers, whose shiitake mushroom growing operation is features in today's News, suggested this reciupe for oven-roasted shiitakes. It's from Paul Stamets' "Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms."

Killer Baked Shiitake Recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce

2-3 tablespoons white wine

Pinch of black pepper

1-2 cloves crushed garlic

1 pound whole, fresh shiitake mushrooms

Mix oil, tamari, wine, garlic and spices in a small bowl. Stir vigorously, as the ingredients tend to separate. Set aside.

Cut the mushroom stems from the caps. (Stems can be dried and used for soup base or discarded.)

In roasting pan, place caps gill-side up. Do not slice mushrooms. Baste the sauce onto the gills of the mushrooms, make sure the gills becomes saturated with the sauce.

In a 350 degree oven, bake mushrooms uncovered for 30-40 minutes. Or you can barbecue on an open grill. Serve hot. Unbelievably good!

Serves 2-4.

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