Dried Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms
Our dried Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms are a convenient way to use this popular, umami-rich mushroom, which has a meaty flesh and a full-bodied, earthy flavor.
Rinse mushrooms under cold running water to remove any possible debris. To rehydrate mushrooms prior to use, place them in a saucepan and cover with 4 inches of cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let steep 20-30 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving the liquid for another use.
This simple and quick Asian noodle dish marries the rich flavor of our Dried Sliced Shiitake Mushrooms with ground pork, soy sauce and sake, making for a flavor-packed accompaniment to our buckwheat Soba Noodles. Wilted mustard greens add bite and a slight, pleasant bitterness, plus plenty of vitamins and minerals.