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Top quality Shiitakes have been the focus of our farm for many years. We pride ourselves on producing some of the best organic mushrooms on the West Coast. A small portion of our fresh harvest goes to producing this high quality dried shiitake, which is bold with a light garlic flavor. Shiitake is one of the most potent natural sources of umami flavor, and it has been used for millennia to add depth of flavor in Chinese and Japanese cuisine. It is a staple component in dashi, and ramen just isn’t the same without it.
Far West Fungi creates this line of dried mushroom by air-drying a select portion of its fresh organic and wild foraged mushrooms. All drying is done in-house at their own commercial kitchen, where great care is taken to preserve the natural essence of the mushroom. The result is a powerful, concentrated mushroom product, free from sodium, preservatives, or any other additive. It’s simple and pure: mushroom essence and nothing else.
Dried mushrooms can be reconstituted in any kind of warm liquid (wine, broth, cream, ect.) for 15 - 20 minutes, and then used in any application in which fresh mushrooms are called for. Try them as a base for soups and sauces, combine with eggs in a scramble or omelette, cook into a risotto, or toss with pasta.