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Shiitake mushrooms are small to medium in size with caps averaging 10-20 centimeters in diameter and are attached to thin stems. The caps range in color from light to dark brown and have a wide, umbrella shape with a characteristic curled rim. Inside, the cream-colored flesh is firm, chewy, and spongy. Underneath the cap, the white gills are tightly arranged, are not attached to the stem, and depending on the maturity, there may also be a thin veil covering the gills. The ivory to light brown stem is smooth, tough, and fibrous. When cooked, Shiitake mushrooms release a garlic-pine aroma and have a savory, earthy, and smoky, umami flavor.
Wild Shiitake mushrooms are available in the spring through early fall, while the cultivated versions are available year-round.
Shiitake mushrooms, botanically classified as Lentinula edodes, are the second most commonly consumed mushroom in the world after the button mushroom and are members of the Marasmiaceae family. Also known as Dongo, Shanku, Black Forest mushroom, Shiang-gu, Oak mushroom, and Black mushroom, Shiitake mushrooms grow in clusters on dead hardwoods including shii, beech, maple, oak, and poplar. In Japan, there are two general types of Shiitake mushrooms including the donko, which is a highly valued mushroom that is more round with thick flesh and the koshin, which is a mushroom with a thinner flesh and an open cap. Donko Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their medicinal value as the cap is only partially open and retains more of the spores. Today Shiitake mushrooms are cultivated worldwide and are valued for their umami flavor and chewy, dense texture.
Shiitake mushrooms contain vitamins A, B2, B12, C, and D, iron, calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, and manganese.
Shiitake mushrooms are best suited for cooked applications such as frying, sautéing, boiling, steaming, and grilling. Although Shiitake mushrooms are a cultivated variety, their umami, earthy flavor and texture lend itself to be a substitute in recipes calling for wild mushrooms. They can be sliced and used in stir-fries, miso soup, vegetarian dashi, stuffed and steamed, cooked in omelets, mixed into pasta, or fried. They can also be dried and rehydrated for extended use or dried and ground into a powder as a flavoring agent for soups, stocks, and sauces. Shiitake mushrooms pair well with marjoram, thyme, cilantro, spinach, mustard greens, eggplant, broccoli, peas, ramps, carrots, bell pepper, baby corn, water chestnuts, potatoes, onion, green onion, garlic, ginger, poultry, pork, lamb, shrimp, rice, barley, pasta, soy sauce, and dry red wine. They will keep 1-2 weeks when stored in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
In China, Shiitake mushrooms have been growing for centuries and were first cultivated by Wu San Kwung during the Sung Dynasty between 960-1127 CE. Known as Shaingug or Hsiang Ku, which means “fragrant mushroom,” the Chinese value this variety for its culinary versatility and its medicinal properties. In traditional medicine, Shiitake mushrooms are believed to help reduce symptoms of the common cold, increase energy, and ward off hunger.
Shiitake mushrooms are native to East Asia, specifically China and Japan, and have been growing wild since prehistoric times. These mushrooms are predominately cultivated today rather than being found in the wild and are produced in China. The United States also cultivates the popular mushroom as it does not grow wild there, but the first Shiitake production in the United States did not occur until a ban on importing live Shiitake cultures was lifted in 1972. Today Shiitake mushrooms are widely found at supermarkets, online stores, farmers markets, and specialty grocers in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
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Osterville Farmer's Market
Allen FarmsNear Hyannis, Massachusetts, United States
About 99 days ago, 7/16/21
Sharer's comments : These local mushrooms add a subtle earthy-smoky flavor.
Ballard Farmers Market Seattle, Washington, United States
About 237 days ago, 2/28/21
Sharer's comments : Can't beat these market fresh, meaty, earthy shiitakes!
Super Indo Depok Town Center Near Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
About 275 days ago, 1/21/21
Sharer's comments : jamur shitake
University District Farmers Market Seattle, Washington, United States
About 287 days ago, 1/09/21
Sharer's comments : Buy them or grow them at home with the grow kit, you can't go wrong :)
superindo cinere Near Ciputat, Banten, Indonesia
About 339 days ago, 11/17/20
Sharer's comments : jamur shitake
Redmond Farmers Market Redmond, Washington, United States
About 441 days ago, 8/08/20
Bellingham Farmer's Market
Cascadia MushroomsNear Bellingham, Washington, United States
About 462 days ago, 7/18/20
Sharer's comments : Organic and local!
University District Farmers Market
Sno-Valley MushroomsNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 623 days ago, 2/08/20
Sharer's comments : Decadent sautéed with a little butter and thyme - YUM :)
Broadway Sunday Farmer's Market
Sno-Valley MushroomsWashington, United States
About 664 days ago, 12/29/19
Sharer's comments : I love these mushrooms cooked anyway... but sautéed with garlic and mustard greens are my fav!