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Lentinus edodes

Shiitake

mushroom

TASTING NOTES

Meaty    -   Buttery    -   Earthy

TYPE

SOURCE

Cultivated

California

FRIDGE LIFE

SEASON

3 - 5 days

All Year

HEALTH BENEFITS

Shiitake are packed with fiber, selenium, manganese, copper, protein, iron, and vitamin D.

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how to store

Keep your shiitake mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for about 3 - 5 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

We recommend cutting off the tougher stems to cook separately but it’s not a hard rule! Fresh shiitake should be stored in a slightly damp towel in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.

 

They can keep fresh for up to a week (Using before 3 -5 days is best). If they dry out, you can always rehydrate them by soaking them in warm water.

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recipes we love

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Sticky sesame shiitake

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Roasted shiitake mushrooms

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Crispy shiitake Cacio e Pepe