Convenient Frozen Mushrooms for Easy Umami Boost

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A delicious use for these frozen mushrooms is sienisalaatti, a Finnish mushroom salad. In Finland, salted mushrooms are often used, but I like it because I can freeze mushrooms at home and make it without having to buy canned mushrooms.
Finnish Mushroom Salad with Sour Cream, Sienisalaatti
Sienisalaatti, or mushroom salad in Finland, is a salad of mushrooms and sour cream. It is served on bread or crackers.

Some mushrooms change their color when frozen. For example, mushrooms. The pure white mushrooms turn quite dark when frozen. This is not a problem because they taste delicious.

Frozen mushrooms can be cut into bite-size pieces before freezing, so that they can be used directly in cooking. If they are thawed, they will release a lot of umami extract, so be sure to use the extract as well.

Convenient Frozen Mushrooms for Easy Umami Boost

When mushrooms are frozen, guanylic acid, the umami component, increases. Dried shiitake mushrooms are delicious because of this guanylic acid.
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Rest After Cook 6 hrs
Servings 100 g mushroom
INGREDIENTS
  • Your favorite mushrooms
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place in a plastic bag and freeze in the refrigerator.
  • When you are ready to use them, cook them while frozen.
NOTES
In Finland, canned salted mushrooms are used to make mushroom salad. However, they are very salty and do not taste very good, so I make this with frozen mushrooms. []
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