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Mushrooms Maitake (Hen of the Wood) (1Kg) (Pre-Order)

Product Description
£36.50
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Description/Taste:
Maitake mushrooms, known commonly as Hen of the Woods, are celebrated for their rich, earthy flavor and meaty texture. These mushrooms grow in large, frilly clusters that resemble the feathers of a fluffed hen, giving them their nickname. Maitake has a unique woodsy taste with undertones of garlic and pepper, making them a favourite among mushroom enthusiasts.

Seasons/Availability:
Maitake mushrooms are typically foraged in the wild during the late summer to early autumn, but they are also cultivated year-round. These mushrooms are available by pre-order only, ensuring that customers receive the freshest mushrooms.

Uses & Flavour Pairings:
Maitake mushrooms are incredibly versatile in culinary applications. They can be sautéed, grilled, roasted, or stewed, and their robust flavour enhances soups, stews, sauces, and risottos. Maitake pairs well with ingredients that complement their earthy tones, such as thyme, rosemary, garlic, and soy sauce. They also work beautifully with creamy sauces and polenta or as an accompaniment to meats, particularly steak and poultry.

Nutritional Information & Allergens:
Maitake mushrooms are highly nutritious, providing significant amounts of protein, vitamins B and D, fiber, and minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. They are known for their immune-boosting properties and potential benefits in regulating blood sugar and cholesterol. Maitake mushrooms are naturally free from common allergens.

Preparation and Storage:
To prepare Maitake mushrooms, brush off any dirt and trim the base of the cluster if necessary. They can be torn or cut into smaller pieces before cooking. Maitake should be cooked to enhance their flavour and digestibility. Store them in the refrigerator in a paper bag for up to a week. For longer storage, Maitake can be dried, which also intensifies their flavour.

History:
Maitake has been harvested in the wild and used both culinarily and medicinally in East Asia for centuries, particularly in Japan and China. The name "Maitake" means "dancing mushroom" in Japanese, reportedly because people would dance with happiness upon finding these highly prized mushrooms in the wild due to their rarity and medicinal value.

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