Shiitake are one of the East’s most exotic and delicious foods, with a subtle woody taste that adds gourmet flair to almost any dish. Our Organic Shiitake Mushrooms (sometimes spelt shitake) are carefully grown, selected and dried to offer the full depth of flavour and aroma that is highly prized in both Eastern and Western cuisine. The variety used is characterised by large, well-developed caps, which makes them easy to reconstitute and use in everyday cooking. The word Shiitake means (shii - oak tree, take - mushroom) that have a long history of use.
Dried shiitake mushrooms* (Lentinula edodes). *organically grown
How to use: To prepare, soak for 30 minutes in warm water, remove any hard stems, slices if desired and cook with grains or in stir-fries and soups. For a flavourful Japanese Dashi broth, boil a few mushrooms and their soaking water with a small strip of Clearspring Kombu sea vegetable for 15 minutes. Use a a base for miso soup or season to taste with soya sauce.