Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are cultivated on oak sawdust or logs. They have brown, slightly convex caps that range in diameter from about two to four inches, and are one of the most flavorful of all specialty mushrooms. They are also believed to have numerous health benefits, including the ability to reduce blood cholesterol levels, help prevent high blood pressure, and stimulate the immune system, which is helpful in fighting cancer.

Shiitakes are generally not eaten raw. Before preparing them, the fibrous stems should be removed. Cooking brings out the distinct smoky flavor of shiitakes. Sauté or fry them in oil for 5 to 7 minutes; or cook them with a small amount of liquid in a tightly covered pan for 15 minutes. Once cooked, add them to a pasta recipe, rice dish, soup, sauce, or stir- fry. Because of their strong flavor, shiitake complement mild meats such as chicken or fish.

Retail customers, look for our fresh and dried mushrooms and spring greens in Minnesota and the Midwest at Lunds & ByerlysCoborn'sCashwiseCub FoodsWhole Foods Markets and Kowalski's Markets.

You can also buy dried mushrooms through our online shop. We offer 14 varieties of mushrooms, four blends, and porcini and portabella powders. Shipping is free on $50 orders. Visit our online shop here.

Shiitake recipes

Wholesale customers: Please contact us for current availability and pricing.
E-mail Forest Mushrooms or call 320-363-7956 or 888-363-7957.
Contact us: mail@forestmushrooms.com Phone: 320-363-7956 or 888-363-7957