Dried A A Porcini Mushrooms
Our Dried AA Porcini Mushrooms are the quintessential dried mushroom. Grade AA is the one of the highest grades of dried mushrooms indicating the most desirably colored, intact slices with few (if any) blemishes.
Dried porcini mushrooms are often reconstituted by soaking in warm or even boiling water until softened. Reconstituted porcini mushrooms are frequently chopped before they (and their delicious soaking liquid) are used in recipes. Porcinis are a classic addition to risotto, pasta dishes, soups and stews.
To reconstitute, place porcini mushrooms in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 6 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Rinse well. Note: if using soaking liquid in recipe, discard material that may settle in bottom of bowl.
Storage & handling
Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Porcini Mushrooms are graded according to their size, color, aroma and other factors. We carefully source our Porcini Mushrooms from a variety of international vendors in order to guarantee our supply of the finest Grade AA Porcinis available, but select other grades are also typically available.
Our Dried Porcini Mushrooms are the quintessential dried mushroom. They have a rich, nutty aroma reminiscent of the wooded hillsides on which they grow and a deep, meaty flavor. The gentle drying process intensifies both the aroma and flavor of our Dried Porcini Mushrooms with the added benefit of preserving them for future uses.
Related to Bolete Mushrooms (when fresh the two varieties can best be differentiated by the gills hanging from the bottom of porcinis' caps whereas boletes have a spongy network of tubes), porcini mushrooms are among the most highly aromatic and flavorful of all mushrooms available commercially. Porcinis grow in a symbiotic relationship with trees and are often found poking up out of the discarded leaves beneath their branches.
The name "porcini" is Italian for "piglet" and comes from the supposed fact that pigs like to root for them in the wild.