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Boletus edulis

PORCINI

mushroom

TASTING NOTES

Nutty    -   Potent    -   Woodsy

TYPE

SOURCE

Wild

California

FRIDGE LIFE

SEASON

~3 days

Winter

HEALTH BENEFITS

Porcini mushrooms are packed with protein, amino acid, minerals, iron, magnesium, vitamin B, and selenium.

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how to store

Keep your porcini mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for about 3 days.

Pro Tip → Store mushrooms towards the top of the fridge. Avoid the veggie drawer, it's often too cold for them! 

If you don't plan on eating them within the 3-day window, we recommend:

  • Cooking then storing in the freezer. 

  • Drying in a dehydrator.

  • Drying in the oven at its lowest setting for 2 hours. Flip them halfway through.

Pro Tip → Dried mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 20 minutes or by tossing them in a simmering soup!

how to PREP

In our experience, the best way to get a crispy texture from porcini mushrooms is to start cooking them with a sprinkle of salt in a dry pan over low heat.

 

Adding fat early in the cooking process will seal in their moisture, making them slimy. Once they've lost most of their water, add your fat of choice (butter, oil, or ghee) and turn the heat up to medium. Fry them to crispy golden perfection! 

Pro Tip → Crumble dried Porcini directly onto uncooked meat as a dry rub, crumble into a pot of soup or crumble into a tasty pan sauce.

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recipes we love

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VEGAN Porcini "MEATBALLS"

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SPAGHETTI WITH PORCINI RAGU

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BREADED PORCINI WITH HERB MAYO

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Pappardelle, PORCINI and PISTACHIOs

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PORCINI MUSHROOM RISOTTO

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FRESH PORCINI "carpaccio"