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How to cook with mushrooms

Simon Rimmer demonstrates ways with fungi...

To wash or not to wash?
Don't wash Mushrooms with water as this will put extra moisture into them. Instead wipe them over with a bit of kitchen towel or a clean dry toothbrush to remove any dirt or soil.

Should you use the stalks?
As a general rule leave the stalks on for slow cooking but remove them for quick fast cooking.

Fried Mushrooms
Heat some olive oil and butter in a frying pan and put in a handful of whole Mushrooms. Do not move them around but cook them until begin to "squeak" to let all of the water evaporate before tossing the pan. You can add some chopping garlic or herbs to the Mushrooms for flavour.

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My mother used to cook mushrooms in a pan on a gas stove at low heat ( 1 couldn't go past the stove for blowing the gas out so I know it was low heat). Anyway bacon could be cooked at the same time, but the mushrooms were whole, peeled, and destalked. But after cooking where they had to be gently lifted from pan surface. On being served they were in a sort of mushroom sauce/gravy. That's all I can remember but have never seen them cooked like this since.

HENRYD81444 HENRYD81444 Posted 25 Mar 2015 2:02 PM

Hi Monni, How about this mushroom risotto (http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/511962) from Sophie Grigson? Let us know what you think! Rebecca

Becs Good Food Becs Good Food Posted 26 Jun 2013 4:03 PM

Trying to find a mushroom dish using marsala wine but having no luck. Can anyone help

Monni Monni Posted 21 Jun 2013 7:30 PM

you are cooking mushrooms whole a large stalk is unlikely to be in proper contact with the heat and will therefore not cook as quickly as the mushroom cap so it might be better to remove the stalk depending on what you are cooking and how important it is to have the mushroom cook and look uniform. If you are slicing the mushroom before cooking then this doesnt apply and stalk will cook just as quickly of course.

SteveH20140 SteveH20140 Posted 03 Sep 2010 5:08 AM

I'm confused, can someone tell me please, why remove the stalks from the mushrooms :(((?

underbank underbank Posted 17 Sep 2009 9:53 PM