Ah, Ms. Shiitake. That mysterious, exotic, elegant lady stemming all the way from the Far East.
The Shiitake mushroom is originally from Japan, where it grows on trees in the wild. It is the second most widely grown mushroom in the world after the White mushroom.
Shiitakes vary in colour from light to very dark brown, but can be recognised by their flat cap, open veils and distinctive smell.
The Shiitake tastes as deliciously spicy as it smells. It has a soft, spongy quality, producing a woodsy flavour and texture when cooked.
All our Shiitake mushrooms are certified organic.
Rinse or brush very slightly, then slice and saute in butter or oil. Since Shiitakes are widely popular in Asia, we consider them to be the most exquisite ingredient in the Asian cuisine. Its intense taste complements greatly meat dishes, omelettes and soups.
It has a unique quality in that while the mushrooms are being cooked, a distinct change in fragrance occurs, making it slightly more meat-like!
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