Shiitake Meat Loaf
2 cups dried shiitake slices
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 lb ground pork, veal or turkey
4 chopped scallions
1 tsp. finely minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup packed fresh bread crumbs
2 eggs whites
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tblsp. Chinese rice wine or sherry
1 1/2 Tblsp. soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Soak shiitake slices in hot water for about 15 minutes or until they have
softened. Rinse the mushrooms, discard stems and mince the shiitake.
Place the shiitake in a bowl and add the ground turkey, pork, scallions and
ginger. Mix gently to combine the ingredients. Stir in the bread crumbs, egg
whites, hoisin sauce, rice wine and soy sauce. Season to taste with salt and
Place the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.