ASK YUMMY: What is the Proper Way to Clean Fresh Mushrooms?

Get schooled on how to care for this versatile ingredient.


                    | Food Stories | Q&A: What's the proper way to clean fresh mushrooms?

Fresh mushrooms are high in moisture, very porous, and easily absorb water like a sponge. As such, they should never be soaked in water.

Since many of the mushrooms in the market are grown in a sterile environment, they need only to be scrubbed with a soft brush or wiped with a damp paper towel. Trim off damaged spots and remove tough and woody stems by simply popping them from the caps.

For mushrooms that are soiled, place them in a colander and give them a quick rinse under running water. Afterwards, wipe off any remaining dirt with a paper towel.

Recipes with fresh mushrooms:

Fresh Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Four-cheese Panino with Fresh Mushroons on Focaccia

Mushroom Risotto
Roasted Chicken and Mushroom Crepe
Truffled Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Photography by Patrick Martires | Styling by Rachelle Santos


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