Posted by Alex on January 10, 19100 at 08:00:46:
In Reply to: mushrooms posted by Sue on October 04, 1999 at 16:27:33:
: Any thoughts on dried mushrooms? I've never used them but thought they would be a great essential to have when fresh mushrooms not available. How do they compare in taste and how do they perform in recipes?
They are a great store cupboard item, and taste graet in many receipes. However, they are an ingredient unto themselves and are not really a substitute for fresh mushrooms. The exceptions being perhaps Dried Shitake Mushrooms in Chinese meals, and other dried mushrooms in Soups and Stews. I also keep a pot of Shak-o-cini, dried and powdered wild Porchini Mushrooms, great for adding a little oomph to all sorts of dishes (great with scambled Eggs!). If you want some recipes to start you off, let me know and I will e-mail you.
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