Maitake Dried Mushrooms
This Mushrooms name, which translates to "dancing mushroom", is said to have been derived after people danced with happiness upon finding it in the wild. Maitake are highly regarded for both its incredible flavor as well as its healing properties. This hearty mushroom is firm, even when cooked, with a deeply satisfying umami flavor that goes great with just about anything.
Contents: Organic Maitake Mushrooms (Tricholoma magnivelare).
- Smoky, sweet and strong flavor
- Prized for exquisite flavor and health-enhancing properties
- Delicious in egg, grain or vegetable dishes, or as a bold, rich, nourishing broth
- Net Weight: .5 ounce (14 grams)
- Simply rehydrate and use as you would fresh mushrooms
- Rehydration process produces a delicious broth as well
- Certified USDA Organic
Using Dried Mushrooms
Dried mushrooms rehydrate at a ratio of approximately 7:1. If you purchase 1 ounce dried, it would be the equivalent of about ½ pound fresh. Please note, rehydrated mushrooms are best used in dishes that do not rely upon its texture to the same degree fresh mushroom could in a prepared dish. In other words, they cannot be "browned" very easily as you would sauté fresh mushrooms since they have been saturated by the reconstitution process.
To reconstitute, simmer mushrooms in 1 cup water in a covered pan until pliable, approximately 10 minutes. Another method is to simply soak in broth or water for 30 to 45 minutes. The resulting broth contains the mushroom flavor and should be strained through a coffee filter before use. Rinse the mushroom pieces, and then add the mushrooms and broth to your recipe.
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