Fresh Organic Shiitake Mushrooms
Choose approximately 2 or 5lbs.
Oregon, Southern California
Shiitake mushrooms have traditionally been a symbol of longevity in China. Fresh shiitakes have a spicy, toasty aroma and flavor with a juicy, succulent texture. While the stems are edible, they are rarely used because they have a woody texture and take longer to cook than the caps. Shiitake caps are great for soup stocks.
Dried organic shiitake mushrooms are also available.
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
Up to ten days fresh. A year or longer dried. Several months frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
Fresh shiitake mushrooms work well in stir-fries, soups, risottos, omelets, stuffing, or as a meat substitute. They can also be steamed.
Pair shitakes with flavors like basil, bacon, soy sauce, edamame (soy beans), garlic, onions, herbs (particularly rosemary & sage), balsamic vinegar, spinach, asparagus, miso, tofu, Japanese bunching onions (aka negi), poultry, seafood (especially white fish), pork and bell peppers.
Before cooking, clean them gently with a damp paper towel to remove dirt. Do not soak them.