These dried mushrooms have a unique, earthy-sweet flavor and distinct meatiness which compliments sauces, casseroles and rice dishes.
When soaked in hot water the liquid makes an ideal meat stock replacement for vegetarians.
In order to use them in most recipes you need to soak them in hot water so that they return to a moist state. This will also make the odor of dried, stored mushrooms dissipate into an appealing and appetizing aroma!
If you don’t like larger slurpy pieces of mushroom simply chop the larger porcini into smaller pieces before soaking them or substitute our Porcini Powder often referred to by chefs as "kitchen tobacco".
Porcini Mushrooms are a good source of protein, iron, and also contain Vitamin A, and C, calcium. They are full of deep woodsy flavor, but very low in calories, and fat.