Shiitake Dried Mushrooms
The looks, taste, popularity, nutritional and health qualities of this mushroom are undeniable. These popular, meaty shrooms feature rich colors of tan and brown and feature a round cap with a dark underside. They pack a savory, smoky taste, are high in iron and contain other health benefits. Widely and originally cultivated in Japan and China, Shitake are now in high demand in the U.S. and worldwide. They are delicious when prepared in wide range of recipes and dishes, on their own, or on a steak!
While we always preach about the healthy properties of our mushrooms, it is especially relevant today. A 2015 study by the University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks.
Contents: Organic Shitake Mushrooms (Lentinula edodes).
- Spicy, Toasty, and warming flavor
- Famous for unique flavor and promotion of good health
- Essential ingredient in traditional Asian dishes
- Popular in many international recipes such as risotto
- Net Weight: 1 ounce (28 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.
Forest to Fork is a proud to collaborate with MycoLogical Natural Products Ltd. to offer this product.