ASK YUMMY: What is the Proper Way to Clean Fresh Mushrooms?
Get schooled on how to care for this versatile ingredient.
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
Roasted Chicken and Mushroom Crepe
Truffled Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
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