Pronounced shee-TAH-kay, the wide caps of these Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced range from light to dark brown. Their cream-colored flesh is firm and a little chewy, and the stem, though flavorful, is fibrous and often removed before cooking
These Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced are more expensive than white button and cremini mushrooms, but their rich, earthy flavor and meaty texture make them worth the extra cost. They are good in sautés, stir-fries, soups, stuffings, and risotto.
Shiitake, when translated from Japanese, refers to the shii tree on which these mushrooms originally grew, while také means mushroom. They are used in both the fresh and dried state.