All About Mushrooms

Posted by mamabok | Condiments/Ingredients,Useful Tips | Friday 9 May 2008 11:46 am




I love mushrooms.. just about any kind. Whether they are the chinese mushrooms or the mini bella .. or the shitake .. i love them all. Canadian grown mushrooms are grown all year round. Plus mushrooms are a quick and easy way to make any food more flavorful and memorable.

So how does one clean the mushrooms..??? that actually was my problem.. and i didn’t wanna appear stupid.. so i never really did learn from the expert.

The occasional particles on a mushroom’s surface are bits of peat moss.. used in growing; they are not harmful at all.. and can be easily brushed away. To clean, trim bottom of stem if necessary and gently wipe with a damp cloth, paper towl or soft brush.

Now if you wanna wash your mushroom, place them in a colander and rinse quickly with cold water. Don’t let them soak too long as they will absorb water quickly and be more likely to brown, and become less flavorful and release excess moisture when cooking. Pat them dry immediately.

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  1. Comment by Emily — May 9, 2008 @ 1:56 pm

    Since you love mushrooms, we’d love to have you submit your favorite recipe to our mushroom recipe contest. The winner will be mailed 2 lbs. of fresh morel mushrooms! We also have info on how to clean morels (their hollow centers can be full of bugs!). Please post your recipe to http://marxfoods.com (contest link is under the Kobe burger).

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