Maitake Mushrooms

Grifola frondosa

Common Names: Hen of the Woods

AVAILABILITY

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Year Round Availability

CATCH and COUNTRY of ORIGIN

USA

SIZING

3 lb Unit

FLAVOR PROFILE

Spicy earth flavor combines with a semi firm texture for a rich umami finish.

COOKING TECHNIQUES

Grilling, Roasting, Broiling, Pan Searing, Frying, Steaming,  Smoking.

PRODUCT INFO

Maitakes have a rippling form with no caps, and grow in clumps and clusters at the foot of oak trees. Maitakes are described as being a cluster of dark fronds with a firm and supple texture at its base, becoming slightly brittle and crumbly at the edges. They have a unique shape and a rich flavor. They hold their shape and crisp texture extremely well in the saute pan, and are outstanding dipped in tempura batter and deep fried. Their color varies from pure white to tan to brown depending on how much sunlight they received prior to harvest.