A savory line extension with a longer shelf life!
Ever wondered how you can enjoy the rich, earthy flavors of mushrooms all year round? Well, we've got the answer: dried mushrooms!
Dried mushrooms are an amazing category extension to complement fresh mushrooms, and we're thrilled to offer you top-selling dried mushroom varieties — dried Shiitake, Oyster, and Porcini mushrooms!
Our Dried Mushrooms
Whether for a home chef or a seasoned professional, dried mushrooms have something special to offer. Drying mushrooms not only preserves their flavors but also allows us to enjoy them throughout the year. By reducing the moisture content, these little wonders become a convenient pantry staple. From delicate Porcini to exquisite Shiitake, dehydrated mushrooms unlock their full potential and elevate your dishes at any time of the year.
Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitake are known for its rich, smoky flavor, and dried Shiitake let you pair the power of these full-bodied fungi with soups, stir-fries, and pasta dishes — without a trip to the grocery store!
You can use them as:
- An elegant, earthy complement to vegetarian risotto and pasta dishes.
- A delicious accent flavor with steak, chicken, or another protein.
- A way to add their delicious umami flavor to sauces and soups.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can blend dry Shiitake mushrooms to create a multi-purpose “umami powder” that enhances meat, vegetables, starches, grains, and sauces.
Dried Porcini Mushrooms
What’s not to love about the rich flavor of these wide-stemmed wonders? Dried Porcini give an extra burst of umami flavor to meat dishes, sauces, or omelets — whenever the mood strikes!
You can use them as:
- A strong, earthy addition to meat dishes such as with Beef Wellington.
- An aromatic, umami flavor upgrade to sauces, including tomato sauce and more!
- An extra burst of flavor for omelets and even poached eggs.
- A meat alternative for vegetarian dish bliss!
When you’re ready to make magic with your dried Porcini mushrooms, soak them in water for thirty minutes and then gently dry with a cloth or towel. For flavor times ten, you can sautée these mushrooms in extra virgin olive oil before adding them into your favorite recipe.
Dried Oyster Mushrooms
With a versatile flavor and buttery texture, Oysters are a fan favorite, and dried Oysters let you add their mild flavor year-round to salads, pasta dishes, or simply sautéed with butter and onions!
You can use them as:
- A soft, slightly earthy addition to stir-fry recipes.
- A beautiful topper for your favorite salad.
- An ideal component of many pasta dishes sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
- A sauté sensation when paired with butter and onions.
These delicate beauties cook quickly. After you have rehydrated them by soaking them in water, pat them dry and get cooking! Dried Oyster mushroom recipes often include stir-frying for just a few minutes or adding the mushrooms into the pan or baking dish towards the end of the cooking time.
Dried Mushrooms FAQ
How are Monterey Mushrooms dried mushrooms packaged?
Our packaging for dried mushrooms is thoughtfully crafted. It’s visually appealing and is designed for easy in-store display, making it effortless for shoppers to find their favorite varieties.
Our consumer-friendly packaging is resealable. Additionally, the gusseted bag enables convenient merchandising in the refrigerated mushroom set or can be displayed on clips or upright in a non-refrigerated location.
The back label prominently displays nutrition facts, providing consumers with a clear understanding of what they're getting. The nutrition labels on each package also provide instructions on rehydrating the mushrooms.
Can I dry mushrooms at home?
Dehydrating mushrooms at home isn’t difficult. Whether you want DIY dried mushrooms or the convenience of packaged ones, we know you’ll want the quality of dried Monterey mushrooms in your pantry.
Is it easy to rehydrate dried mushrooms?
If you’re wondering about how to rehydrate mushrooms, don’t worry! Simply place them in a heat-proof bowl, pour boiling water over them, and let them soak for 20-30 minutes. As a bonus, the soaking water will retain that rich mushroom flavor, so save it to use later.
Can I eat the stems?
Dried wild mushrooms may still have some grit that can be removed during the rehydration process. And although edible, the stems are tough, and may not add the best texture.
Shiitake mushrooms are great when added to homemade stock for an extra boost of umami-packed mushroom flavor.
For porcini mushrooms, it is safe to use both the stem and cap in your recipes. In fact, you can slice these mushrooms with the stems on to add a beautiful touch to pasta, salad, and other dishes.
Oyster mushroom stems have enough flavor to be a wonderful addition to a vegetable stock.
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