Dried shiitake mushrooms
Dried shiitake mushrooms, Shiitake mushrooms, long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health promoting properties, have been used medicinally by the Chinese for over 6,000 years!
Shiitake mushrooms – Immune system support, help protect us against cardiovascular disease and are recognized as a very good non-animal food source of iron.
Do your own research to see how good shiitake mushrooms
are for you.
Because our local mushroom farmers decided to buy the Chinese Shiitake logs, we had to look for a source for American grown Shiitakes. We found a source for fresh and for dried. We must insist on American products. It is important for you, the consumer, to know where our food is coming from.
Dried mushrooms should be soaked for 30 minutes in water, saving the liquid for present or future recipes.
Dried shiitake mushrooms recipes
imply place the dried shiitake mushroom in a bowl, cover with boiling water, allow to soften and then add to your desired recipe. Shiitake mushrooms are ideal for soups, stirfries and rice dishes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The leftover water can be reused in a mushroom stock or similar as the flavour of shiitake will have been infused during rehydrating. You can also grind dried mushrooms with a food processor and use the mushroom powder to flavour sauces and stews.
how to cook dried shiitake mushrooms
These dried Shiitake mushrooms
are a great way of storing mushrooms for a long period of time. They provide a large amount of taste in a small form factor. The popular Shiitake mushrooms are known for their earthy flavour above all. They have a very deep, distinct rich flavour that cannot be mistaken with other mushrooms. When cooked, their caps can be quite soft and their stems can be chewy yet succulent. These mushrooms can help promote a healthy lifestyle.
When rehydrated, these dried mushrooms can increase their weight by approximately 10 times. They can then be used normally as you would with the fresh variant of this mushroom or used to add taste to dishes.