Common Name: Dried shiitake mushrooms, pyogobeoseot
Packaged Shiitake Mushrooms
Shiitakes range in color from tan to dark brown with broad, umbrella-shaped caps, wide open veils and tan gills. Shiitake caps have a soft, spongy texture. When cooked, Shiitake mushrooms are rich and woodsy with a meaty texture.
Dried Shiitakes can last for up to one year.
Rinse well, then soak in hot water for at least 30 minutes. The soaking water can be strained and used to add flavor to a stock.
Before using tear off and discard tough woody stem. Discarded stems can be used to flavor stocks.