Blazei (also called “Brazilian Cap”) mushrooms are stout and sturdy with a uniquely sweet, almond-like flavor that complements its savory mushroom essence.
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.
Pastéis, a popular Brazilian street food, are small hand pies stuffed with savory fillings such as cheese, meat or vegetables. They are the perfect vehicle to showcase the complex flavor and almond-like aroma of the Blazei Mushroom, which pairs deliciously with the richness and funky-sweet taste of brie.