Shiitake is also known as "black mushroom" of Oriental cuisine. They are full-bodied with a meaty texture and distinctively woodsy flavor. They are one of the most versatile mushrooms for a novice of exotic mushrooms and high in both protein and vitamin D.
Far West Fungi creates this line of dried mushroom by air-drying a select portion of its fresh organic and wild foraged mushrooms. All drying is done in-house at their own commercial kitchen, where great care is taken to preserve the natural essence of the mushroom. The result is a powerful, concentrated mushroom product, free from sodium, preservatives, or any other additive. It’s simple and pure: mushroom essence and nothing else.
Dried mushrooms can be reconstituted in any kind of warm liquid (wine, broth, cream, etc.) for 15 - 20 minutes, and then used in any application in which fresh mushrooms are called for. Try them as a base for soups and sauces, combine with eggs in a scramble or omelet, cook into a risotto, or toss with pasta.