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Juniper salt on roasted shiitake

 

Serves 4

 

Juniper salt

Combine in a mortar:

            2 tablespoons juniper berries

            3 tablespoons coarse sea salt

            1½ teaspoons black peppercorns

Grind with a pestle.

Store in a covered jar. Juniper salt will keep indefinitely, but it will lose its fragrance over time.

 

Roasted shiitake

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a bowl, place:

            12 shiitake mushrooms

Over the mushrooms, drizzle:

            3 tablespoons olive oil

Stir to coat mushrooms with oil. Place the shiitake on a baking sheet and roast until they start to brown, about 5–10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with juniper salt.

 

Serve warm.