Here’s the first recipe I learned with shiitake mushrooms. It is a recipe for soup.
Soak dried mushrooms with water that has been brought to boiling for 20 minutes. Chop off the stems and chop up the mushrooms. Chop up a leek and wash in a colander or vegetable washing basket. Put the mushrooms and chopped leaks in a skillet and saute in butter until tender crisp. Add a half cup of sherry and simmer until sherry is reduce by half. Add the water from soaking the mushrooms and more water with beef or vegetable bouillon. Bring to a boil. Add orzo (rice shaped macaroni product).
Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. It’s delicious! That and a good
night’s sleep and you will feel better.