Culinary Notes : With a nutty, earthy flavor, Porcini mushrooms are a wild and meaty mushroom that adds a rich taste to many dishes. These mushrooms actually produce their best flavor when dried. Premium Select Grade Dried Porcini mushrooms from Italy have a concentrated flavor and aroma that is excellent in risotto, soups, and stews. Premium Select Grade Dried Porcini mushrooms from Italy have a concentrated flavor and aroma that is excellent in risotto, soups, and stews. They are a famous and particularly delicious mushroom due to the nutty, rich, and woodsy flavor, popularly used in gourmet dishes.
Health Benefits: Porcini Mushrooms are a great source of dietary fiber and are a good source of protein. They also contain copper, potassium, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins.
Origin: The cepes originated in Italy in the forests, but today they are more widely found in other countries including Tasmania. The best flavor is still considered from Italy, due in part to the rich volcanic soil.
- 100% dried premium Porcini Mushrooms
- Packed in Australia from 100% imported product
Country of Origin Product of Italy
Other Names or Spelling:
Porcino, cepes, cep
How to Use:
- Soak the Porcini Mushrooms in warm water for 15-20 minutes and they are ready to use in the same manner as fresh mushrooms
- Use the liquid used to rehydrate the mushrooms as a great base for soups, stocks, and sauces
- Great for any dish that calls for chopped mushrooms
- Add cooked mushrooms to omelets or place on top of grilled fish, burgers, or steak
- Add to creamy sauces, pasta, and risottos
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do you use dried porcini mushrooms? Use dried porcini mushrooms in powder form. Dissolve it in soups and sauces, sprinkle it over the steaks, or mix them with spices and salt for a perfect dry rub.
2. What can I use instead of dried porcini mushrooms? Shiitake mushrooms are the best alternatives. Shiitake mushrooms have a strong flavour and similar texture, but they are less earthy. Use it in equal amounts.
3. Do you need to wash dried porcini mushrooms? Yes. Soak them or wash them with hot water as it removes the dirt that can spoil the taste of your dish. Tip: Use the soaking liquid as a tasty broth.
4. How to dry porcini mushrooms in the oven? Slice it thin. Place it on a baking sheet in one layer and cook it for an hour at 150 degrees. Repeat it for the other side. Dab it with a paper towel.
5. How long can you keep dried porcini mushrooms? You can keep dried porcini mushrooms for six to twelve months if you store them in a cool, dark place inside an airtight jar.
6. Where can I buy dried porcini mushrooms? You can easily find dried porcini mushrooms in the nearest grocery store or simply order them online from our website.