Questions tagged [mushrooms]

Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with mushrooms as a star ingredient.

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How to clean mushrooms?

Some people say cleaning with water removes the taste from mushrooms. But if I don't use water the mushrooms will carry a lot of dust. Do you have any techniques for cleaning mushroom so I don't ...
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How to work with Dried Mushrooms?

I was recently given a bag of dried mushrooms and am unsure how to work with them. What's the best way to use them?
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Substituting Dried Shiitake Mushrooms for Fresh

I have a recipe that calls for 12 oz of fresh Shiitake mushrooms. Due to cost and availability concerns, I decided to get dried instead, figuring I would be able to find information about how to ...
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How to properly sauté mushrooms so that they don't release water?

Every time I try to sauté mushrooms, they release so much water I end up with a puddle. This, from what I gather, is not the intended effect - they should be slightly browned but dry. Any tips on how ...
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How to properly store mushrooms

I recently bought some mushrooms from the farmers market and have kept them in a brown paper bag on top of the fridge. 4 days later, they have started to have a slight odor between a mixture of dirt ...
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Storing chicken of the woods mushrooms

How can I store stored chicken of the woods? Last year I tried dehydrating but it really doesn't bounce back too well. Could these be sauteed and then frozen for later use in sauces? They only come ...
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How should I sautee Portobello Mushrooms?

I frequently use Protobello's in a stir fry or pasta dish as a meat substitute. I find that they absorb a significant amount of oil if I put it in the frying pan. However, if I don't use enough oil, ...
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What is the difference between saute and caramelizing toppings?

I'm a huge fan of cooking up grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and many other toppings. When I worked at a local sub shop I was always the one volunteering to grill up some onions and saute the ...
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What does “crowding mushrooms” mean?

I heard on a film the other day that you shouldn't crowd mushrooms when cooking them? What does this mean and how do you avoid doing it?
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How can I tell if a mushroom is poisonous?

Assume I have found and want to eat a to me unknown kind of mushroom. Is there some way to find out if that mushroom is poisonous by looking/smelling/soaking it?
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How can bitterness from dried mushrooms be avoided?

A couple of times I've made the mistake of adding the liquid used to soak dried mushrooms back to my broth resulting in a horribly bitter taste. The top answers here and here make no mention of ...
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Are chestnut mushrooms and baby portabella mushrooms the same thing?

Based on the information in Wikipedia - Chestnut Mushrooms and the answer located here at What are the mushrooms used in this (video) recipe? I would take an educated guess that since the chestnut ...
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Substituting fresh shitake mushrooms for dried

My question is exactly the reverse of this one: Substituting Dried Shiitake Mushrooms for Fresh I have a recipe for vegetarian gravy which calls for 8 dried shitake mushrooms, but I only have fresh ...
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What are the mushrooms used in this (video) recipe?

On this video of a recipe for mushroom-onion pudding, I can't seem to recognize which mushrooms are used (at about 2:20 in the video). What is the name of these big mushrooms?
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Preparing dried mushrooms for risotto [duplicate]

I plan to cook a basic mushroom risotto. However, the supermarket near us did not have shitake or any other uncanned mushrooms, they only had dried ones. My question is, do I just remove the stem and ...