Shiitake Mushroom Gravy


  • 4-6 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 cups onion, sliced thin
  • 3 Tbs tamari
  • 1 Tbs kudzu


  1. soak mushrooms in a bowl of water, let sit 15 min
  2. when mushrooms are soft, remove from pan, slice thin, set aside
  3. in a pot over high heat add a small amount oil
  4. when oil is hot, add onion and mushrooms, stir
  5. lower flame slightly, sauté until onions are translucent
  6. add tamari, sauté until all liquid has evaporated, 5-10 min
  7. add 4 cups water
  8. bring to boil over high heat, reduce flame to low, cover, simmer 10 min
  9. in small separate dish dilute kudzu with small amount of cold water
  10. slowly add kudzu to pan while stirring constantly to avoid lumping
  11. when broth turns translucent, done