15 Oct CLASSIC CHASE PAIRING-TERIYAKI BRAISED SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS
12 Shiitake Mushrooms- destemmed and cut into quarters
As Needed Olive Oil
As needed salt and black pepper
5 tablespoons Sake
5 tablespoons Tamari
5 tablespoons Mirin
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons Tamarind paste
3 heads Bok Choy, cleaned and sliced crosswise into ⅓ inch thick
Toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place shiitake mushrooms in a large bowl and toss with oil, salt and pepper. Lay on a parchment lined sheet tray and bake for 14 to 18 minutes.
In a small pot over medium high heat add sake, tamari, mirin, sugar and tamarind. Bring to a simmer carefully so it doesn’t boil over. Simmer for 5 minutes, add cooked shiitakes and then reduce to desired thickness (we reduce to a syrup consistency).
In a large sauté pan add some olive oil and sauté Bok choy over medium heat until just tender, about 5 minutes season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with sesame seeds.
Courtesy of Mark Caldwell, Executive Chef Davis Estates