What Are the Best Recipes to Make with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: I have a 1/2-pound bag of dried shiitake mushrooms that I bought in Chinatown for $3, but I don’t have any idea how to use them! Help!

Sent by Emily

Editor: Dried mushrooms store very well if kept tightly sealed, so no need to worry about having to use them up really quickly. Dried shiitakes make a great savory addition to all sorts of dishes, especially soups and sauces. Just re-hydrate them in some warm water and throw them in!

Readers, what are your favorite ways to cook with dried shiitake mushrooms?