This recipe has been a BIG hit amongst my family and friends.
Weighing 10 lbs before prep
Rapidly boil 1 gallon of water in a large pot Once boiling add 5 lbs of cleaned and prepared maitake mushrooms Boil mushrooms for 10 mins (save the boiled water for broth) Put both bags in the fridge to marinate for 24 hours Place on dehydrator trays with adequate space between each piece Dehydrate for 10-18hrs at 95°f (Be sure to check on them after the 10-hour mark or so)
They should be a little soft still when you pull them out because when they cool they will harden up a little bit. Different sized batches or different sized pieces of hen of the wood (maitake) may take different drying times.
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(it takes TWO batches of this recipe to marinade the 5 lbs of maitake) Use 2-gallon size bags with half of the boiled maitake in each bag
In each of the gallon bags add:
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup Braggs Amino Acid 1 tablespoon Sriracha *useless if you don’t want blazin’ 1 tablespoon minced garlic in olive oil 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tsp red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons black pepper 1/4 cup golden molasses 1/3 cup turbinado