What is a Dried Oyster Mushroom?
- These fan-shaped mushrooms can be found growing in overlapping tiers–like tiles–on dead or dying trees in the woods. They are incredibly tender, melt in your mouth and have a slight peppery flavor.
How to Eat
- Dried mushrooms have a more concentrated flavor than fresh. Always soak dried mushrooms in VERY hot water for 20 minutes or until soft before using. Do not use before rehydrating. Use mushrooms and strained broth in soups, sautées, sauces, stir-frys or in any dish calling for fresh mushrooms.
- Both fresh and dried mushrooms contain unique compounds that are believed to boost your immune defense.
How to Store
- Store dried mushrooms in a cool, dry area in an airtight container up to 6 months.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of China
Wilted Cabbage Salad Ingredients: 1 .5-ounce package Frieda’s Dried Oyster Mushrooms, rehydrated according to package directions Sesame oil or peanut oil for stir-frying 1/2 cup sliced bamboo shoots 1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts 3 cups Frieda’s Napa Cabbage(Chinese cabbage), chopped 1/3 … Continue reading
Mushroom-Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients: 22-24 whole regular mushrooms, about 1 to 1 1/2″ wide, cleaned and stems removed 2 tablespoons butter 0.5 ounce dried oyster, porcini, or shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped green onion 1 tablespoon flour … Continue reading
Three Vegetable Medley Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 ½ cup sliced, peeled Frieda’s® Oyster Mushrooms 2/3 cup chopped carrot 2/3 cup chopped celery ½ cup Frieda’s® Pearl Onions, peeled and halved 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg … Continue reading
Asian Dumpling Soup Ingredients: Dumplings 1/2 pound ground pork or lamb 1 cup Bok Choy, Baby Bok Choy, or fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1 tablespoon Fresh … Continue reading
Mushroom Spinach Potstickers Ingredients: 1 0.5 ounce package Frieda’s Stir-Fry Blend Dried Mushrooms (Shiitake, Oyster & Lobster variety) or any other variety, rehydrated according to package directions, drained and slivered 1/2 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, thoroughly drained 1 … Continue reading