are some easy methods for cooking mushrooms. Fresh mushrooms
are truly a cook's best friend. Whether you need just
a little something to dress things up or add a whole
new dimension of flavor, your answer is mushrooms.
is no need to peel mushrooms. The only trimming they
may need is the stem end, if it's dry, or the tough
stem portion of Shiitakes or the root of the Portabella.
All other mushroom stems may be prepared along with
can be sliced thick or thin, cut in quarters, coarsely
or finely chopped using a sharp knife. For slicing
or chopping large quantities, use a food processor
with the slicing or wing blade attachment.
a recipe calls for just caps, twist stems loose or
separate them from the caps with the tip of a knife.
each eight ounces of mushrooms, melt one tablespoon
butter or heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
Add mushrooms. Cook and stir until golden and the
released juices have evaporated, about five minutes.
Don't overcrowd the skillet or the mushrooms will
steam rather than brown.
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cook extremely well in the microwave. Simply clean
and cook as follows: Put eight ounces thickly sliced
mushrooms in a microwaveable bowl (no oil or butter
needed); cover and cook on HIGH (100% power) for two
to three minutes stirring once.
mushrooms in a shallow baking pan, Toss with a little
oil and roast in a 450ºF oven, stirring occasionally
until brown, about 20 minutes. Use about one tablespoon
of oil for each eight ounces of mushrooms.
is the preferred method for larger capped mushrooms
like Portabellas and Shiitakes. Lightly brush caps
and stems with oil to keep them moist, and season
with salt and pepper. Grill or broil 4 to 6 inches
from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes on each side,
brushing again once or twice.
are very similar to meats and other vegetables. Virtually
any and all seasonings go well with mushrooms. If
serving as a side dish, use seasonings compatible
with the main dish.
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