Thursday, 2 July 2009

Preparing mushrooms

I started liking mushroom when i came to london.I first had them in my dominos pizza and i loved them.I am quite suprised that the indians specially gujratis here do not eat mushroom and do not consider them to be vegetarian.It is a plant grown from benethe but it nutritious and healthy and totally vegeterian.I worked with dominos for 2 years as a food manager in london and would like to share something about mushroom because cleaning and making mushrooms needs to be done in a right way to make a tasty meal.

TYPES OF MUSHROOM: Look for firm ,smooth and dry caps .Avoid damp, pitted or dried out
The most common varieties of cultivated mushrooms include shiitake(intense mushroom taste),white (mild),portobello(meaty)and cremini(similiar to white and a fuller flavour)

STORING:Refrigerate loose mushrooms in a paper bag,and containers of mushrooms in their original package.Use within few days of purchase.

CLEANING:Do not soak mushrooms,they will absorb water rapidly and turn mushy when you cook them.You can clean mushroom with a stiff brush without wetting them,or quicky rinse them under a thin stream of cold water.Dry thoroughly with paper towels.

Preparing:Shiitakes have tough inedible stems that should be removed.For white mushroom and the remaining ones trim the spongy tip ,the rest is edible.

5 comments:

Nazish Rahman said...

Will definitely ask the delivery boy if these steps were followed or not..lol!!

Seriously nice piece of information!!!

Thanks once again for sharing!!

shilpa said...

You dont need to ask the delivery boy for that dear .

Swatantra said...

Very informative!! I really like your thoughts of writing on different things.. Keep it Up!!

shilpa said...

thanks swatantra thats was too motivating

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