Cold or cooked, mushroom preparation is SIMPLE.
Basic Mushroom Prep
Prior to use, gently wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth or soft brush to remove any peat moss particles, or rinse them under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Please do not wash mushrooms when you bring them home. They will absorb water and discolour.
Remove the stems if they feel hard or dry. There is no need to peel mushrooms. Portabella and Shiitake mushrooms generally have tougher stems so you can simply twist them away from the cap or remove them with the tip of a knife. All other mushrooms can be prepared with their stems on.
Mushrooms can be served chopped, sliced, or whole. No matter how you serve them they are SIMPLE to prepare and add great flavour to all appetizers, side dishes and entrees.