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Blazei Mushrooms

Blazei (also called “Brazilian Cap”) mushrooms are stout and sturdy with a uniquely sweet, almond-like flavor that complements its savory mushroom essence.

  • Light to medium brown

  • Irregularly shaped and sized pieces

  • Includes stem and cap

  • Mildly flavored with earthy, almost smoky notes

  • Length ranges from about 2.5 inches up to 6 inches long

  • Stipes (stems) may be hollow, especially in larger mushrooms

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    Price: $11.30
    $5.65 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Combine with rice or pasta for a rich, earthy flavor

  • Sauté with garlic and butter and serve over meats or as a side

  • Add to marinades to infuse meats with mellow mushroom flavor

  • An excellent choice to add to mushroom soups and sauces

  • Basic prep

    Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate prior to use, place desired amount into a bowl, cover with boiling water and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes, agitating occasionally to shake loose any clinging debris. Drain and rinse, or rinse and add directly to any recipe that will cook for at least 25 minutes.

    Ingredients

    Blazei Mushrooms.

    The blazei mushroom (Agaricus blazei), also known as the Brazilian cap mushroom, is known for its somewhat sweet taste and almond-like fragrance. Its truncated, earthen white stem and rounded brown cap becomes scaly with age, while its flesh stays chalky in consistency. The rounded cap can eventually become convex with a diameter of 2 to 7 inches.

    While this species is speculated to be native to Brazil, its origin dates back to the United States, almost 80 years before its rediscovery in South America. Today, it grows widely all over the world, with wide medicinal-use production in Japan. Fortunately, this flavorful, sturdy mushroom is easy to grow, requiring little more than a rich organic substrate, such as compost, to thrive in. Many often pop up in clusters in domestic habitats.

    Classic recipe

    Blazei Mushroom and Brie Hand Pies

    Sweet, almond flavored Blazei Mushrooms add extraordinary flavor. These little pies showcase the flavorful complexities and aromas of the Blazei Mushroom, which pairs deliciously with rich and funky brie cheese.