Meadow Mushrooms have an exciting new addition to their trusted range of fresh mushroom products - New Zealand grown shiitake mushrooms.

Shiitake have been an essential ingredient in Asian cooking for centuries, with their popularity relating to the earthy, smoky umami flavour that carries throughout dishes. However, Shiitake mushrooms are not just for Asian cuisine and can be sautéed, added to soups or pasta dishes or used to add a little ‘wow’ to our kiwi favourites such as pies or mushrooms on toast.

Tips on cooking with shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms are prized for their rich taste and have been in use in Asian diets for both flavour and health benefits so are a great addition to any healthy diet. Not sure how to use them? Here are a couple of tips to get you started -

  1. You don’t need to wash them, they are ready to cook and don’t have any nasties applied
  2. They make a great addition to your favourite mushroom dishes adding an extra flavour dimension
  3. Because Shiitake are so rich and flavoursome, they are often used as a substitute for meat
  4. You can cook them like any other mushroom, but the flavour is stronger so you need less
  5. Shiitakes are used for cooking not salads and it is not recommended to eat them raw or undercooked

Meadow Mushrooms are available at these leading stores and resellers:

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