You can make a delicious broth with just about anything — from leftover cheese rinds to vegetable scraps. If you want to take your broth flavour to the next level, use dried shiitake mushrooms for an undercurrent of savoury flavour.
You will need to rehydrate the mushrooms before you use them, which results in a liquid base you can use for broths or sauces. Don't limit yourself to using dried shiitake mushrooms in Asian-inspired dishes either; they will work in a variety of dishes, including soup, risotto and pureed spreads. You can stock up on them because they will last for months as long as you store them in an airtight container in a cool spot. For recipe suggestions with dried shiitake mushrooms, check out the post linked below.