The highly prized matsutake mushroom is quite possibly one of the most distinct mushrooms you will ever taste. You will find the texture and aroma of this mushroom totally intoxicating. With a defined firmness and crunch, they will add amazing flavor and aroma to your favorite broths and rice dishes. Also try grilling them and serving with fish. The easiest way to enjoy matsutake is to lightly saute thinly sliced matsutake in butter.
Matsutake mushrooms have been revered by the Japanese for over 1000 years and until the 17th century, was consumed only by members of the imperial court. Our matsutake mushrooms are sustainably foraged in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada.
Wild mushrooms should be kept in the refrigerator in a paper bag. Wild mushrooms will usually last about a week in the refrigerator, but are best consumed within the first three days. If the wild mushrooms you receive are a little damp, allow them to air dry in the refrigerator. Mushrooms should be fully cooked prior to eating.
The Matsutake mushroom begins its life under ground and pops out ouf the earth as it grows, that being said you may find some dirt on your mushroom! Clean them as you need them, ideally without water. Paring knives, mushroom brushes, and tea towels can all be used to remove debris. Gently rub away at the dirty areas, or trim them off with the paring knife. It is not uncommon to find the occasional bug on a wild mushroom, simply wipe it off and know that the mushroom is still perfectly safe and delicious to eat.
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