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Chestnut mushrooms are also known as brown cap mushrooms, chestnut mushrooms have a strong taste and look like a darker version of the button mushroom. They have pink to dark brown gills.

Chestnut mushroom

How To Use Chestnut mushroom

Chestnut mushrooms are served raw or cooked. They are very versatile and can be included in salads, pasta dishes, sauces, quiches, casseroles, soups and omelettes.

How To Prepare Chestnut mushroom

All mushrooms should be washed and dried with a kitchen towel before use. Leave the mushrooms whole or slice as necessary.

How To Cook Chestnut mushroom

Chestnut mushrooms are best sautéed. Heat a little butter in a frying pan and fry for 4 – 5 minutes or add to dishes 5 – 10 minutes before the end of cooking time. You can also grill, stir-fry, roast or poach them in the microwave.

How To Store Chestnut mushroom

Keep in a paper bag in the fridge for up to 3 days. Do not store them in a plastic bag because they will sweat and quickly spoil.

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