1 Tablespoon olive oil
8-12 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
1 Tablespoon hot water
1/2 cup low-sodium tamari
1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup
1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
pinch of hot pepper flakes (optional)
Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil and the shiitakes, cap side
down. Cook 3-5 minutes, until lightly browned.
Flip mushrooms and cook an additional 3 minutes.
Add water, cover immediately. Steam for 5
minutes, until tender.
Add both tamari and maple syrup to pan
and bring to a simmer.
Add optional ingredients
Cook for ten minutes at a constant simmer,
flipping mushrooms at least once.
Remove from heat. Serve hot or warm.