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Shiitake mushrooms are great for flavoring many many dishes. They are sometimes also known as shiang-gu mushrooms, oak mushrooms, black forest mushrooms, black mushrooms, or just forest mushrooms. They have a rich, almost buttery flavor, which is not like other mushroom varieties. When they are dried, the flavor concentrates, and has a smoky hint to it. The texture of the shiitake is also different from most other mushrooms. It has a much lower water content which accounts for its density, and chewy texture, as well as the intense flavor.
Shiitakes are best when grown on a tree, or log, and not More >