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simmered pork spareribs & shiitake mushrooms with soy sauce

Simmered Pork Spareribs & Shiitake Mushrooms with Soy Sauce


  • 500 g pork spareribs
  • 5 shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 100 ml sake
  • 600 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
Step 1

step 1:

Stab both sides of the spareribs 2 or 3 times with a fork. Wipe the shiitake mushrooms with a wet paper towel. Cut off the stems and cut the caps into halves.

Step 2

step 2:

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high flame and sear the spareribs and the whole garlic cloves on each side for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Remove from the heat.

Step 3

step 3:

Put the spareribs, garlic cloves, sake and water in a pan. Bring to a boil on high flame. Whill still boiling, skim off the surface scum. Then cover, and bring to a boil again. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 40 minutes on low heat.

Step 4

step 4:

Add the shiitake mushrooms, sugar and soy sauce. Simmer for about 25 minutes on low heat.

Buta-supearibu to shiitake no nimono


The umami of the spareribs soaks into the shiitake mushrooms and they become juicy. This dish is very voluminous and satisfying.