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Article Number : 13.070.010
Unit/Weight : 2,85kg
Brand : Mushrooms
Country : China

The Shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries. It is also considered a medicinal mushroom in some forms of traditional medicine

Reconstituting: Dried shiitake mushrooms can be reconstituted by steeping them in warm water/broth for about 30 minutes or by added them to a simmering liquid 10-15 minutes before serving. The flavorful soaking liquid can then be strained for addition to soups and sauces.

 Preparation: The texture and flavor of the fleshy shiitake mushroom cap is wonderful, although its stem is quite fibrous and should be removed before cooking. The stem is commonly discard, but can be finally mincing before use, or simmered to make a flavorful and aromatic mushroom stock.

 Sautιed: Lightly sautι well soaked, but padded dry mushrooms (and possibly shallots) in butter until tender, or for approximately six minutes. Serve warm as a side dish to meats such as a nice steak.

 Sauce: Follow the instructions above and deglaze the pan with the shiitake soaking liquid and/or white wine. Reduce the liquid, add heavy cream, and simmer until desired thickness is reached. Serve the porcini mushroom sauce over all kinds of beef, venison, and pasta.