Part of Asian cuisine for nearly a thousand years, and used medicinally for thousands before that, the Shiitake mushroom has a long and storied history. It still finds itself among the most popular mushroom varieties today.
The Shiitake is savory and robust, a welcome addition to soups and stir-frys, providing a rich and meaty texture. This same quality makes it popular in vegan dishes as well. It can also be grilled or roasted with excellent results making it an extremely versatile ingredient.
Umbrella-like with gold to dark brown caps and delicate white gills
Strong, earthy flavours
How To Use:
Remove and discard the tough, woody stem
Use in soups or stir-fry
Grill, broil, or roast
As a side dish, sauté in olive oil for 5-7 minutes