The shiitake originated from China and Japan and is now also grown here. The shiitake is considered an extremely healthy mushroom in China, with medicinal properties. This mushroom has a light to dark brown colour and offers the best quality if it contains white spots on the top.
- Aromatic taste with a crunchy bite.
- Available throughout the year
- Always prepare Shiitake very briefly. Max. 5 minutes to prevent hardening.
- Deep-fry. Crispy breaded briefly deep-fried for a crispy snack.
- Stir-fry. Can be used in various wok dishes.
Store shiitake mushrooms in the refrigerator. They can be stored there for 1 to 2 weeks. In the freezer, the storage time is up to 3 months. To freeze them, it is best to blanch them first (cook briefly) or sauté them (short stir-fry). Let them drain on a piece of kitchen paper, cool and put them in a freezer bag or container in the freezer. They can be kept for about three months.
Gently clean shiitake with a brush or a damp paper towel. You can use the whole mushroom. You can use them whole or cut them into small pieces or slices. Do not clean the shiitake under running water or by leaving it in water. They retain water and that leads to a loss of flavour.
Per 100 grams
|Vitamin B6||0,3 mg|