Store fresh mushrooms in your refrigerator wrapped in a paper bag. For long term storage & preservation ideas, read How to Freeze, Can & Dehydrate Fresh Mushrooms
Shelf Life: Up to ten days fresh. A year or longer dried. Several months frozen.
Maitake mushrooms are quite meaty, with a rich flavor. They hold their shape and crisp texture extremely well in the sauté pan, and are outstanding dipped in tempura batter (tempura batter recipe) and deep fried.
Before cooking, clean them gently with a damp paper towel to remove dirt. Do not soak them.