Shiitake mushrooms are excellent ingredients that can be purchased all year round and have stable prices. The thick, juicy texture and aroma are irresistible.
“Dried shiitake mushrooms” that can be stored for a long time are also convenient, but many people buy fresh shiitake mushrooms every time because of the trouble of returning them and the difference in texture. This time, we will introduce some tricks to make such shiitake mushrooms more delicious and how to store them for a long time.
Sun-dried to improve umami and nutritionAccording to shiitake specialty stores, drying raw shiitake mushrooms in the sun increases the amount of vitamin D that promotes the absorption of umami and calcium. However, it doesn't have to be dry like dried shiitake mushrooms, and even just exposing it to sunlight for 30 minutes to 1 hour is effective.
All you have to do is turn the umbrella up and spread it out so that it doesn't overlap with a colander, and expose it to direct sunlight. It is sensitive to humidity and moisture, so if you get a fresh shiitake mushroom on a clear sunny day, please try it.
Long-lasting in frozen storageShiitake mushrooms are easily damaged if left in a pack, so it is recommended to freeze the portion that cannot be eaten on that day. If you are concerned about dirt without washing with water , wipe it off with kitchen paper, remove the stones, and freeze it in the freezer bag as it is.
If you mainly use it for soup, you can slice it in advance. The author drops the hard part of the stone and tears it by hand to freeze it.
The point is that it does not spoil the taste when used without thawing and using it frozen. You can cut it with a kitchen knife even if it is ticking.
The standard freezing period is about one month. Please keep a nutritious and delicious shiitake mushroom on hand and use it for your daily menu.