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Mushrooms are delicious. They absorb the flavor of any dish being made. Whether it be Italian Chicken Cacciatore, pizza or marsala to name a few, it makes every dish delicious. (As you can see by my examples, Italian is my second favorite cuisine).
In the Asian dinner table, Shittake Mushroom takes the cake. It's bought dried at any Asian market. You ask, then what? Well, it must be soaked with hot water to allow it to hydrate itself. After about 2 hrs, you'll see the mushroom in full bloom. Remember the mushrooms had to be salted in order to dry them initially. Other than in a fast food place or Asian restaurant, they used canned mushroom, not Shiitake. Shiitake Mushrooms can be very expensive depending on the grade and where their coming from.
The mushrooms go well with dark meat chicken or combine with bok choy, snow pea pods, carrots and tofu for a nice vegetarian dish.