If you are looking for a magical ingredient to add extra flavor to most of your dishes, look no further!
This mushroom seasoning is perfect to add an umami flavor to soups, bakes, stir-fries, dips, and many more! And all you need is just two ingredients: dried shiitakes and salt!
This recipe can’t be easier, you add dried shiitakes and salt to a blender and blend until you get a very fine powder. You can use other types of dried mushrooms if you want. I went with shiitakes since I find they have a strong flavor and are cheaper.
Be aware the mushroom powder is very fine and light, a bit like powdered sugar so after blending make sure you wait a couple of minutes for the powder to settle a bit.
Next, transfer to an airtight container and keep at room temperature for up to 2 months. I recommend using about one tablespoon for 6-8 cups of soup, and 1-2 teaspoons for marinades.
I like to use this mushroom seasoning in marinades (for tofu, tempeh, or seitan for example), stirred into soups or stocks, or added to stir-fries. It can also be used to add a subtle cheesiness to sauces or dips.
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
How to Make Mushroom Seasoning
- 3 cups dried shiitakes
- 1 tsp salt
- Place the dried shiitakes and salt in the bowl of a high-speed blender.
- Blend for 30-40 seconds, or until you get a very fine powder. The powder is very light and volatile so I recommend waiting a few seconds before removing the lid.
- Transfer to an airtight container and keep at room temperature. The seasoning will keep for up to 2 months.
- Use in broth, soups, marinades, or dips to add an umami flavor!