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How to prepare mushrooms & How to cook mushrooms.

Mushroom Recipes  |  Growing Vegetables|   What's In Season   |  More Vegetables -  Prep & Cooking times


Common Names: Various including:-  Shitake, Morel, Chanterelle, Brown, Chestnut, White, Blewit, Enoki, Oyster, Button
Family: Various
In Season: Various depending of variety
Buying: Choose specimens which are relatively firm, whole, with no wet or slimy  pieces
Storing: Unwashed  in a paper bag for 3-5 days in the refrigerator
Serving Allowances: 100g/4oz per person

Basic - Preparing Mushrooms

Trim the stalk base. Either wipe with slightly damp kitchen paper or peel the skin off the caps. Rinse briefly under cold running water, cap side up. Avoid getting water in the brown "gills" and dry immediately.  Pull the stem from the caps if desired.


Optional Preparations/Cuts  (see Main Vegetable Preparation Page for  explanations and photos)


Baton Brunoise Chunk Cube Dice/chop Grate Julienne
x Y x x Y x x
Matchsticks Mashed Paysanne Puréed Shred Slice Sulfrino
x x x x x Y x


Suitable methods and timing for cooking Mushrooms




Whole  =  20 - 25 minutes  Coat with oil.



Whole  =   7 - 10 minutes



Whole, halves, slices   =  5 - 10 minutes



Whole, halves   =  4 - 8 minutes  Brush with oil


y Thick Slices  =  2-3 minutes (225g/8oz)


y Whole,  Slices   =  8 - 12 minutes


y See individual recipe

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