These dried Shiitake mushrooms are a great way of storing mushrooms for a long period of time. They provide a large amount of taste in a small form factor. The popular Shiitake mushrooms are known for their earthy flavour above all. They have a very deep, distinct rich flavour that cannot be mistaken with other mushrooms. When cooked, their caps can be quite soft and their stems can be chewy yet succulent. These mushrooms can help promote a healthy lifestyle.
When rehydrated, these dried mushrooms can increase their weight by approximately 10 times. They can then be used normally as you would with the fresh variant of this mushroom or used to add taste to dishes.
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
These mushrooms can be rehydrated by putting them in water for 20 minutes before use. This will allow the dried mushrooms to reabsorb water content by approximately 10 times, allowing them to reach almost the same water level as the fresh variant.
Whilst this is a great way of utilising these mushrooms, chefs use them as seasoning to add taste to their dishes by crushing them up into powder or small pieces and sprinkling them on top of their dish.