Questions tagged [mushrooms]

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Are these grocery store oyster mushrooms OK to eat?

I bought these at the grocery two days ago. They have been in the fridge. They are firm. The white fungus in the gills is firm too. No bad smell. Can I cook and eat?
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How common are worms in dried mushrooms?

I was excited to try cooking with dried mushrooms until I saw some comments from people who found (many) dried worms mixed in with their dried mushrooms. How common is this?
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Over cooking shiitake mushrooms?

I eat Asian cuisine a lot but I've started to use shiitake mushrooms in the stead of just about anything else because I think they're delicious. I've had them in vinaigrettes, caramelizing with ...
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Calculating Salt/Sugar additions for Mushroom based Jerky

I'm working on a mushroom based jerky recipe and there are a couple questions about water activity that I am having trouble finding answers to. What salt and sugar content should I be aiming for to ...
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How do I prepare ash bolete mushrooms for recipes?

I got about a grocery store paper bag in about 10 minutes under pine trees in the yard, so I was wondering what the best way to prepare the ash bolete mushrooms before using them in a recipe would be.
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Mushroom substitutes

I use mushrooms mainly to bulk up food, for example, I add them to cottage pie, lasagne, etc.. and they can turn 1lb of minced into 1.5lb. Also, I particularly like venison stew (which seems to ...
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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 ...
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Are European white truffles significantly superior in flavour to those from North America?

There is a rumour that white truffles harvested in Europe by pigs or dogs are much better in terms of flavour than those from North America, hence the reason for the higher price of European white ...
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Can I heat and then cool Shiitake mushrooms, and eat cold one day later?

I want to cook them, then keep them in the fridge and eat them cold one day later. I have heard of some mushrooms becoming poisonous one day after heating, and you cannot eat Shiitakes raw. Will it ...
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Grey mushroom cream sauce - why so dark?

I've attempted making an Alfredo sauce many times in the past: With flour+butter, without, many different recipes that none have achieved an actual white color. The mushrooms and onion tint the whole ...
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Approximating dried mushroom texture without

For yet another variation on using dried/fresh mushrooms, I would like to know how to approximate the texture of dried mushrooms using fresh. My intent is to make a leek-miso soup and I would like to ...
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Mushroom soy sauce, brand identification or substitution

I am hoping someone knows what brand this. A few years ago I found this mushroom soy sauce. It was exceedingly thick, very darkly colored (almost stained one's fingers, it was so dark and ...
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How to get pickled mushrooms to be less sour?

I like pickled mushroom from a jar but I would prefer if they were less acidy/sour. Is there any way to increase the PH ? Will it work if I drain the juice they come in and refill with oil or ...
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Why does cooking mushrooms longer alter the taste so much?

When pan frying sliced regular white mushrooms, I prefer to cook them on high-heat with a generous amount of EVO until they shrivel up quite a bit and become golden brown in color. This is opposed as ...
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Red/Brown color on some Shiitake Mushrooms

These mushrooms have been in the fridge for two weeks (sealed by wrap) Are they bad already? what cause the red/brown color(only under it, not on top)? Thank you.
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How to put mushrooms in soup/stew without creating foam?

This is something that has happened to me twice now: I like making boxed Japanese curry, so I tried adding some sliced (fresh) shiitake mushrooms, because I like them. Before you actually add the ...
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How long do pre-chopped portobello mushrooms last in the refrigerator?

I'm looking to clean, wash, and pre-chop about 10lbs of portobello mushrooms. Will they be the same quality in the refrigerator for about 24 hours? This is in an effort to find more efficient ...
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How to prevent shitakes from sticking to pan when sauteeing?

Is there any way to prevent shitakes from sticking to the stainless steel pan when sauteeing in olive oil? I cook with many different kinds of mushrooms and only shitakes, and to some degree ...
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Appropriate way to thaw mushrooms

I've put a package of sliced mushrooms in the freezer for few days. I plan to use in a vegetable stir fry. What is the appropriate way to thaw the mushrooms?
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Intense mushrooms carbonation while fermenting

First attempt on fermenting mushrooms. Pretty low experience level in fermenting overall. So, what I did boiled them for a 1.5-2 hours mix broth and salt so it became 2.5% brine fill jar and put in ...
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How long can you soak morel mushrooms before they go bad?

We got some morels from a friend and soaked them in salt water in the fridge. That was Friday. It is now the following Thursday, and we just took them out of the water and cut them down. Bad memory! ...
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What should I know about the peels of raw fruit and vegetables?

I've not been paying much attention to what I ate, but now I have just become a vegetarian and want to try eating much more raw foods. I know that in many fruit and vegetables, most of the important ...
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Am I cooking mushrooms wrong?

Since I was a child, I never really liked mushrooms. To be honest, I was extremely picky, but now, I eat anything. Well... Almost anything. I can't stand mushrooms. Except, I can't understand why, and ...
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Why do mushrooms freeze in fridge at temps above freezing?

I noticed mushrooms freeze in my fridge when nothing else does. Can anybody explain the phenomenon?
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Why are mushrooms safe for everyone to touch at the supermarket?

Food safety laws generally apply to most food you can touch with your hands at supermarkets - such as loose leaf spinach, bread rolls in the bakery, and anything at the deli. When handling these foods,...
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Condensed cream of mushroom over chicken and rice

I was thinking about doing a baked dish with chicen and rice covered with a can of cream of mushroom soup. I'd like some advice. I was just planning on kinda winging it by cooking some rice, putting ...
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Mushrooms, beef, long cooking and bitterness

I tried two long-cooking beef dishes starring mushrooms, an ossobuco of veal and beef breast. The directions went by basically cooking the ossobuco (after cutting the junctions) or the beef breast ...
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Should I scrape out portobello gills to avoid sogginess?

I am not worried about the dark staining of everything else on the plate; rather, keeping the caps from going soggy. Yes, a hot pan and a bit of salt helps, but does scraping make much difference for ...
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Mushrooms taste FUNKY

I made this today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9gncvPpQKA The first time I made it, the mushrooms and steak came out great. First cooking the steak, then cooking the mushroom in remaining (steak ...
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Deep-Frying stuffed mushrooms?

I got stuffed mushrooms at the butcher's today with minced meat inside them. Would it be a good idea to deep-fry them; and if so on how many degrees would you do so?
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Are Devil’s Cigar mushrooms poisonous?

My dad has this mushroom growing on his land, in large quantities. He is curious if these are poisonous to humans, as he is interested in cooking them. He commented that he has seen some that look to ...
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How long will vacuum-packed truffle last in the fridge?

I have a vacuum-packed truffle in the fridge since a few weeks now. The mushroom was fresh when it has been vacuum-packed. Does anyone know how long will it last? Is it still ok to eat it? It looks ...
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Can I fry my frozen Maitake pieces with other fresh mushrooms?

I was given a bag of frozen Maitake pieces and read online that they are best cooked without prior defrosting. Can I throw into the skillet a handful of fresh shitake or oyster after awhile?
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Korean food that was wrapped in tin foil

I have a fond memory of a dish from awhile back however I do not know where I ate it at nor what it was. All I know is it was some Korean BBQ place near San Jose or Cupertino CA the kind where there ...
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White threads on top of mushrooms?

I just opened a pack of baby bella mushrooms that I bought yesterday. They were firm and in good condition, but the one on the bottom had wispy white threads growing out of the top. I thought it could ...
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How to clean fresh champignons? [duplicate]

I bought some fresh champignons from the supermarket. What's the proper way to clean them before cooking (or rather frying) them? Should I just wash them with cold water? Should I peel them?
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Cold stuffed mushrooms?

I was planning on making some stuffed mushrooms for a halloween party at work (I am going as Mario), however there aren't any suitable ovens at work and my commute is long and in the early AM so they ...
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What kind of mushroom goes well with Tandoori Chicken on a pizza?

I was thinking of making a pizza with the following ingredients which I found on reddit.com. I'm looking for a dream team of herbs, spices and mushrooms to complete this. Sun dried tomato and garlic ...
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Are these mushrooms still edible?

Are these mushrooms still edible? The colour of the gills changed. I'm not sure what kind of mushrooms they are. They're not store-bought though, my mother picked them from the forest. She also ...
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Edible Mushrooms [closed]

Does anyone know if these mushrooms, that are growing in my back yard, (see picture) are edible?
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Is this the centre of the stem of a mushroom or different kind of mushroom?

This long skinny mushroom appeared on the cutting board. I'm not sure if it is from the centre of the stem in the picture or a different kind of mushroom. I'm a bit worried about a stray inedible ...
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How can I preserve mushrooms for a long time?

Whenever I freeze mushrooms their color gets blackish, and their taste is altered. How can I preserve mushrooms for a long time while minimizing or eliminating this kind of changes?
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What can I add to lactoferments?

I love fermenting my own hot sauce and kimchi (sauerkraut). I’ve safely added all sorts of vegetables (carrots, garlic, onion, etc) but want to experiment with new flavors. Can I put some fresh or ...
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How do I dehydrate Ganoderma Applanatum?

I'm wanting to turn artist conk into powder. How should I dehydrate it for grinding in my cornmeal grinder? I tried 6 hours at 180 in the oven, and it's still moist to the touch.
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Adjust salt (in mushrooms)

My goal over the last year has been to reduce the amount of waste that comes out of my home. That means wasting less food and buying fewer items that come in any kind of packaging. When I can, I buy ...
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Washing vegetables that I accidentally threw moldy tomato sauce on safe?

So I was frying some mushrooms and was gonna put tomato sauce/passata on it but I didn't realize it was moldy until I squeezed it out of the box and onto the mushrooms. I immediately put everything in ...

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