Whenever I use dried mushrooms, I reconstitute them in boiling water or broth. I then strain the the liquid and the mushrooms, and use both in the dish I am making. I love the ingredients in this recipe, but was surprised that you don't soak the dried mushrooms. I know that there is a lot of liquid in the recipe, but there is that grittiness that can come with dried mushrooms. Have any of you ever seen recipes, or cooked with dried mushrooms without soaking them first? Here is the recipe that I am talking about.