Monday, 11 June 2012

How to clean and store Mushrooms

Mushrooms are perishable products. So we have it keep it in hygienic way for long lasting freshness.Nutrient-dense and savory, mushrooms complement nearly all of your favorite meals. 
Follow these tips to be sure mushrooms taste as good as they should.

  • Purchase mushrooms that are firm with a fresh, smooth appearance. 
  • Surfaces should be dry, but not dried out, and appear plump. 
  • A closed veil under the cap indicates a delicate flavor, while an open veil and exposed gills mean a richer flavor.
·         Store mushrooms in their original packaging or in a porous paper bag for prolonged shelf-life.
·         Some mushrooms may keep for up to one week in the refrigerator.
·         Fresh mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sautéed mushrooms will keep for up to one month.
  •    Brush off any peat moss with your fingers or a damp paper towel, or rinse the mushrooms briefly under running water and pat dry with a paper towel. 
  •  Do not soak mushrooms in water as they easily absorb moisture. 
  •  If the stem is tough, trim it before using. For shiitakes, stems should be removed before use.
  • For portabellas, gills may be removed upon preference, as they store a large amount of moisture. Many people prefer to keep the gills intact for more flavor.

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