Mushroom Syrup

Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
makes about 1/2 cup


  • 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 14 ounces shiitake stems (from 2 pounds shiitake mushrooms), chopped

  • 3 cups water

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the shiitake stems and cook over moderate heat, stirring a few times, until deeply browned, 5 minutes. Add the water and broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until reduced to 1 cup, about 12 minutes. Strain the broth and return it to the saucepan. Boil over high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, 7 minutes.

Serve With

Fish, steak, chicken, veal.

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