Shimeji Mushroom

The shimeji is known as one of the most gourmet of all mushrooms, and has delicate straw coloured caps around 1 cm in diameter. Bitter and unpleasant to eat when raw, when cooked they have a mild, sweet and slightly nutty flavour and a light texture. The mushroom grows in clusters, though the base should be removed and discarded. Shimeji can be used in a broad range of recipes, such as stews, soups, stir-fries and sauces or sautéed and served whole.