Meatloaf with Shiitake and Tofu

Ingredients (6 to 8 servings) (1時間)

  • FOR THE MEATLOAF:
  • dried sliced Shiitake mushroom, cut or break into half.
  • Ground pork
  • Atsuage (A Japanese Style Fried Tofu)
  • Egg
  • Onion
  • Panko (breadcrumbs)
  • Sake
  • Mirin(sweet cooking rice wine)
  • Miso
  • Soy sauce
  • FOR THE APRICOT SAUCE:
  • Apricot jam
  • Sake
  • Mirin(sweet cooking rice wine)
  • Soy sauce

Steps

1
For the meatloaf: Place the dried shiitake mushroom in a bowl and cover with 60ml water. Soak for 30 minutes, reserve the liquid.
2
Put ground pork, Atsuage, egg, onion, panko, sake, mirin, miso and soy sauce in a food processor and process untileverything is finely chopped.
3
Drain and squeeze the shiitake mushroom, and stir into the meat mixture. Preheat oven to 200℃. Line a loaf pan with oven paper. Press mixture evenly into the loaf pan, and bake for 15 minutes.
4
or the Apricot sauce: Place apricot jam, sake, miring, soy sauce and 45ml of the reserved liquid in a small saucepan. Simmer, until reduced the sauce by two thirds.
5
Spread the apricot sauce on the meatloaf, and bake again at 180℃ for 20 minutes.

Point

Rehydrating dried Shiitake with cold water gets rid of bad odors and brings out more sweetness and flavor.

How to Rehydrate Dried Shiitake Mushrooms for Maximum Flavor

Quick and easy rehydration for dried Shiitake

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