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How to Cook with Dried Mushrooms for Recipes

Many mushrooms come in dried forms, and some exotic mushrooms only come in dried forms in stores.

black oyster mushrooms - cookingwithkimberly.comTrumpet, lobster, maitake, morrels, chanterelles, porcini, oyster, miscellaneous “field” mushrooms, and truffles all come dried.

When you see dried mushrooms in their packages, you might be thinking, “Hmmm…That sounds cool, but how can I use them?”

First off, dried mushrooms are great additions to creamy dishes, sauces, pastas, stuffings, soups and egg dishes too.

However, you must rinse them under cool water to be sure to get rid of any dirt that’s still on them from being picked.

Then, you’ll want to submerge them in very warm or hot water for about 30 minutes, ideally.

You can use these soaked mushrooms for wonderful, earthy flavor in your favorite dishes.

* WAIT: Don’t get rid of the soaking liquid because they’re phenomenal for flavoring dishes…

Fresh mushrooms are always wonderful to use and very flavorful, but dried mushrooms are a marvelous, earthy and intensified mushroom flavor as an addition to your dishes.

* Tip: 14 g or 0.5 oz of dried mushrooms substitute for 70 g or 2.5 oz of fresh mushrooms.

Check out some of our dried mushroom reviews:

Review Show: Ravine Mushroom Farms Inc. Dried Chanterelle Mushrooms

Review Show: Easy & Busy Ltd. Dehydrated Black Fungus

Review Show: Royal Command Dried Mushroom Mix

Have fun and be creative!

I hope you enjoyed this information on Mushrooms on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

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Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. Its like you read my mind! Just last night I was looking at the dried mushrooms in the grocery store and wondered how I could use them… Now I know! I think I am going to make your creamy mushroom soup with them. Cant wait!

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    • Ha ha…that’s great, Garrett!

      I hope you do try that soup – it’s really delicious and easy to make too…

      Let me know how it turns out for you!

      Kimberly 🙂

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  2. Good article! You really inspiring me a lot with
    your instructions! Thanks! I also have some catering
    tips in my blog maybe you can also take a look.

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    • Really great blog you have! I really enjoyed the post on Pozole and Pot de Creme…

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed your read here – come on back any time!

      Kimberly 🙂

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  3. Great! My family love it. Thanks!

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