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Fungo Mushrooms - Sliced Baby Shiitake

150g
$2.10
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  • KEY INFORMATION

    Shiitake mushrooms have a large umbrella-shaped caps of colours ranging from light to dark brown. The white gills underneath the cap are not attached to the stem. Shiitakes are soft and chewy. It releases an earthy and umami flavour when cooked. Shiitake mushrooms are widely used in Asian cultures for its medicinal properties.

    Health benefits:
    • Vitamin D: Strengthen your bones
    • May aid heart health
    • Antibacterial effects

  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

    Malaysia

  • PREPARATION

    This mushroom is most commonly used in:
    • Stir-fry
    • Sautéing
    • Boiling – Soup
    • Steaming
    • Grilling

    Ways to enjoy:
    • Rehydrated for extended use
    • Dried and grounded into a powder as a flavouring agent for soups, stocks, and sauces

  • STORAGE

    • Store mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to one week
    • Wipe off any dirt with a damp wash cloth, sponge, or paper towel prior to cooking preparation
    • Do not run them directly under water as they will absorb moisture and become soggy

    Preserving Shiitakes

    Drying:
    • Wipe off any dirt with a damp wash cloth, sponge, or paper towel
    • Thinly slice mushrooms and arrange in a single layer on a dehydrator tray
    • Dry for a couple of hours or until completely dry (this will depend on the thickness of the slices and how moist the mushrooms were to begin with)
    • If you do not have a dehydrator, arrange in a single layer on baking sheets and cook at 150 degrees (or your lowest temperature setting) for one hour
    • Remove from oven, turn over, and blot up any excess moisture with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel
    • Cook for another hour and repeat steps as necessary until completely dry
    • Dried properly, mushrooms will stay good for a year or longer and can be reconstituted with boiling water

    Freezing:
    • Frozen mushrooms will maintain a better texture if they are first cooked
    • Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp wash cloth, sponge, or paper towel
    • Cut away the stems and slice to desired size
    • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil, mushrooms, and desired seasonings
    • Sauté until the mushrooms turn golden and slightly crispy
    • Remove from heat, allow to cool, and transfer to a freezer-safe airtight container
    • Use frozen mushrooms within two months

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