Lately I´ve had the urge to use mushrooms on pizzas. Mushrooms are not commonly used in Brazilian culinary, so they can be a bit on the pricey side, (at least what I believe to be pricey, feel free to comment on what prices are in your local)
Porcini- dried- up to 472 brazilian reais per kilo, or about 439 dollars per pound! (one pound is 2.2 kilos, right?) *and this is with a "good" exchange rate! This price is usually higher for smaller quantities- ex 50- 100 grams...When buying larger quantities, the price drops dramatically- I´m thinking about buying a 1 lb bag of dried porcinis, all big pieces- for about 84 U.S. dollars. Curious- in the US or Europe, how much do dried ceps sell for?
Boletus Luteus-(dried Chilean mushrooms) about 184 dollars per pound
fresh Portabelos/Criminis- 34 dollars a pound.
Ah- has anybody tried Shimenji mushrooms on pizza? what about oyster mushrooms? What´s their flavor like?