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12-27-2011, 03:38 PM
Cold smoked dehydrated mushrooms

Button (?) mushrooms :

Sliced in 5mm (0,25 inch) slices.

Sprinkled with salt, placed on absorbing paper for 3 hours to extract some of the water.

Cold smoked : 40 minutes with Beech and Oak

Dried 11 hours

When done, I put them in one of my wife's empty jam jars.

If you can keep your hands off of them (which I almost never succeed in doing), they keep for months.

Of course every time you open the jar some moisture gets in so they soften up near the end.

Step 1 :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1259.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1259.jpg.html)

In the cold smoker:
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1260.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1260.jpg.html)

Ready for the dehydrator :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1261.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1261.jpg.html)

Dried :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1262.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1262.jpg.html)

Close up :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1263.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1263.jpg.html)

Another view :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1264.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1264.jpg.html)

And another :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1265.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1265.jpg.html)

and to end, 2 real closeups :
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1266.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1266.jpg.html)
http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m634/kingkoch42/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1267.jpg (http://s1135.photobucket.com/user/kingkoch42/media/Mushrooms/2011-10-29/100_1267.jpg.html)

Crumbled (if dry enough) or broken up (if not) on a fresh salad - great !

Caution : Smoking mushroom gives them a very strong smoke flavor, use sparingly.


12-27-2011, 05:54 PM
That's a great idea! I'm going to do some soon. :thumbs up:

10-15-2013, 11:24 AM
Fixed the photos:blushing:

10-15-2013, 06:54 PM
Well Cal I'm gonna call this a good thread even though I don't like mushrooms. Most folks do, so thanks for sharing.

10-16-2013, 04:30 AM
Awesomeness! They look great and I bet they taste great too. Thanks for sharing and bringing pics.

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10-16-2013, 05:18 AM
Thanks guys.

Wow, I had a little trouble typing that !
The first time it came out "goys" and the second, "gys", and I have not even had lunch (or any wine) yet.:shrug:

10-18-2013, 09:09 AM
:thumbs up::thumbs up:

while working in the woods, i recently found some prime Shaggy Manes (wild mushroom) also called Inky Caps, picked them, took loving care of them, gently put them in a paper bag with a bed of paper towels, made it back to the office without breaking a cap, finished my day at work and left them there in the bag on the floor next to my desk..... , when i returned, they already went black by the next morning, ..... son of a ...:exasper: they are called Inky Caps for a reason

this technique of storing them would have been perfect

time to go out and find some more and break out the dehydrator