Shiitake Mushrooms soft suede-like texture varies from a light buff color to a deep black. They have a recognizable curled stem with an attractive umbrella shaped top. The creamy white interior delivers a garlicky-pine aroma.
Shiitakes range from two to eight inches in diameter, offering a variety of cooking options. Slice and sauté with butter and garlic to complement the natural aromas and flavors and will add flavor and texture to sauces, meatless main dishes and stir-fries.
They can be served as a main course or appetizer and impart a delicious gourmet flavor with a wonderful fragrance.