Cooks Tip: If used in a soup, dried shiitakes can be added directly to the broth, where they'll soften as the soup simmers.

Otherwise, dried shiitakes need to be soaked in hot water before they're used in a recipe. When the mushrooms have softened, pour the soaking liquid through a sieve lined with a paper towel to strain out the grit, and reserve the liquid for use in other cooking—it adds delicious mushroom flavour to soups, braises, pilafs, and pan sauces.

Net: 500g