Fresh Organic Maitake Mushrooms
Choose approximately 2 or 5lbs.
Oregon, Southern California
Maitake mushrooms are also known as 'Hen of the Woods' or "kumotake" mushrooms. They have a cluster of dark fronds with a firm and supple texture & no caps, and grow in clumps and clusters at the foot of oak trees. Their texture changes to slightly brittle and crumbly at the edges.
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 sliced & dried. Several months frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
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.