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Mon May 3, 2021, 05:37 PM

I bought a tub of dried mushrooms

Costco had giant tubs of dried mushrooms, so I bought one. Now I need ideas for using them.

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Reply I bought a tub of dried mushrooms (Original post)
spinbaby May 3 OP
Mr.Bill May 3 #1
Flo Mingo May 3 #3
soothsayer May 3 #4
PoliticAverse May 3 #2
cilla4progress May 3 #5
Callalily May 3 #6
Blue_playwright May 3 #7
MuseRider May 3 #9
spinbaby May 3 #13
MuseRider May 3 #8
DURHAM D May 3 #10
Bobstandard May 3 #11
spinbaby May 3 #12
Retrograde May 4 #14
Retrograde May 6 #15
spinbaby May 6 #16
Hortensis May 7 #17

Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:39 PM

1. Not a fan of mushrooms myself,

but I think my wife made cream of mushroom soup out of dried mushrooms. Just google dried mushroom soup recipes.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:46 PM

3. I second this suggestion

Homemade COMS is next level delicious.

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Response to Flo Mingo (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:52 PM

4. Thirded! I am making some this week too

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:40 PM

2. "Now I need ideas for using them." - Eat them!

Great added to top of homemade pizzas or added to pasta sauces.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:54 PM

5. Were those the wild ones?

I bought some once. I never quite developed the taste for them!

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 05:56 PM

6. Hot & Sour Soup with Mushrooms, Cabbage and Rice

I've made this soup several times this winter and it's excellent. I used dried shiitakes, they worked just fine. I like them because they are so meaty.

Happy mushroom cooking!


https://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-hot-and-sour-soup-with-mushroom-cabbage-and-rice-71441

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:00 PM

7. I whiz mine to powder in my Ninja

Then store the powder in a jar to add to soups and gravies and sauces. It's really fantastic and it sure reduces the space needed for the mushrooms! LOL

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #7)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:08 PM

9. GREAT idea!

I never would have thought of that. Thanks!

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Response to Blue_playwright (Reply #7)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:22 PM

13. That's an excellent idea.

I hadn’t thought of powdering them to add umami to recipes.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:07 PM

8. Our morel season on my farm was

only so so in an otherwise heavy year. I did not have enough to do much with so I cooked them in butter until they were about half done and froze them. I will use them in stuffing for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Mushrooms with a lot of big flavor really make stuffing special, gravy too.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:26 PM

10. Do you run hogs? nt

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:50 PM

11. Rehydrate, then

Use in hearty red sauces. Add to risottos and paella’s and minestrone soups.

But if they’re from Costco they’re probably from China so I wouldn’t use them at all. Their agricultural practices are abysmal using too many pesticides, cutting corners at any opportunity it, and abusing labor

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Response to Bobstandard (Reply #11)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:20 PM

12. Not from China

According to the label, they’re from Poland, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Chile, Peru, Bosnia, Hungary, and Turkey. They’re packed in France. Quite the international mushrooms.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 10:14 PM

14. They're useful to have in the pantry

for those days when you need a quick meal: rehydrate by soaking them in warm water for about half an hour, and add them to an omelet, a casserole, a pasta sauce, a package of ramen, a risotto, or polenta. The soaking liquid can be added to soups and sauces as well.

I don't like the texture as much as that of fresh mushrooms, but the dry ones are handy to have around.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:50 PM

15. So I went to Costco today

and looked for tubs of dried mushrooms - none to be found. Then again, I couldn't find about half the items on my shopping list (although I did find cooked octopus: now to decide what to do with it).

Any clues as to where in Costco I should look for dried mushrooms? Or are they a regional item?

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #15)

Thu May 6, 2021, 09:01 PM

16. They were in with the general groceries

Although I should mention that our Costco seems to cater to the local Asian population, so one tends to unexpectedly come across items such as dried squid and salted-egg pastries.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 01:41 PM

17. I wonder if they're like these from 2018-19, a "Gourmet Mix" from Europe,

some comments on use.

https://costco97.com/the-wild-mushroom-company-gourmet-dried-mushrooms/

I use dried shiitakes from a pan-Asian market. I'm not crazy about mushrooms, but my husband is, so I hydrate and add them to cook in various dishes -- and then pick most of them out for him. If I could, I'd like to buy a tub, but no Costco nearby. I wonder how a mushroom gravy would come out with them.

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