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Making Dehydrated Shrimp, Scallops and Mushrooms
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Dried Shrimp, Scallop and Mushrooms

Instructions

Dried Shrimp (干虾米、金钩海米)

  • Season 1 pound of shrimp meat with 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of sugar. Let them sit in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Use a non-stick pan to cook the shrimps on low heat for 8 minutes or until all the shrimps turned into an orange color.
  • Set the dehydrator temperature at 135 F. Dehydrate the shrimp for 8 - 12 hours depends on the size.
  • Tip: If you are using frozen shrimps from a package, you must read the label. If you see that the salt is on the ingredient list, you will have to add less salt.
  • Store the dried shrimps in a sealed container and put them in the freezer. It will stay good for a year.

Dried Scallop (干瑶柱、干贝)

  • Season 1 pound of scallop with 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of sugar. Let them sit in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Use a non-stick pan to cook the scallops on low heat for 5-6 minutes or until all the scallops are changed color.
  • Set the dehydrator temperature at 135 F. Dehydrate the scallops for 8 - 12 hours depends on the size.
  • Tip: If you are using frozen scallops from a package, you must read the label. If you see that the salt is on the ingredient list, you will have to add less salt.
  • Store the dried scallops in a sealed container and put them in the freezer. It will stay good for a year.

Dried Shiitake Mushroom (干香菇、干冬菇)

  • Seafood contains amino acid so you need to add some salt to create the reaction so you can get some MSG out of it. Mushrooms already contain MSG so you don’t need to season it. You don’t need to pre-cook it either. You just directly put the mushroom on the rack and dehydrate them. No matter if you use high temp or low temp. The taste will come out the same.
  • Shiitake is the most popular type for making dried mushrooms. Yes, you can use other kinds but the smell and the taste are going to be different.
  • Store the dried mushroom in a sealed container. It will stay good at room temperature for a year.

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