Mushroom Flats have an intense, robust, almost ‘meaty’ flavour, with a dense, spongy texture slightly softer than cups and buttons.
Fresh mushrooms are firm to the touch, have uniform colour and have a slightly shiny surface.
When stored in a brown paper bag on the bottom shelf of the fridge, mushrooms will last at least a week.
- There is no need to peel mushrooms, apart from being time consuming a lot of goodness and flavour is in the skin.
- Wipe mushrooms gently with a damp cloth. If necessary, simply use a soft brush to remove any dirt from the skin surface and trim the stem end.
- If there is some residual compost still on the mushroom when you buy them, just brush it off. Do not soak mushrooms in water, as the mushrooms will absorb water. You can quickly wash whole mushrooms just before preparing a dish to remove the ‘dirt’. Dry them quickly soon after, before cooking or putting in a salad. Don’t wash sliced mushrooms because they will quickly absorb water through the exposed inner flesh.
- Caps and stems can be used in recipes.
- No waste and no fuss make mushrooms one of the easiest ingredients to prepare.
For more information on mushrooms go to https://australianmushrooms.com.au