a large, meaty, black or dark brown mushroom, Lentinula edodes (orLentinus edodes), native to eastern Asia and frequently used in Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
- Also called shiitake mushroom .
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How to use shiitake in a sentence
Use one of the vegan ricottas in the sauce section and top it with the miso-caramelized onions and shiitake bacon of this recipe for some magic.The ultimate pizza night is within reach with these dough, sauce and topping recipes | Kari Sonde | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
Vegan Pizza With Miso-Caramelized Onions and shiitake Bacon.The ultimate pizza night is within reach with these dough, sauce and topping recipes | Kari Sonde | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
The only mushroom stems I remove are shiitake stems because they’re so chewy, and I avoid even trimming others.Cut waste and boost flavor with skin-to-seed recipes that use the whole vegetable | Joe Yonan | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Sauté the shiitake mushrooms in the soy sauce, sesame oil, and minced garlic.
The Japanese are very successful in cultivating a mushroom which they call "shiitake" or "Lepiota shiitake."
There are three varieties of "shiitake," the spring, summer, and autumn crops differing somewhat in quality.
British Dictionary definitions for shiitake
a kind of mushroom widely used in Oriental cookery
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