I’m late: Mushroom Month

mushroomsSeptember was Mushroom Month.

Who knew? So I’m a little late, but I thought I would go ahead and post some mushroom info here. Sadly, I’m allergic to mushrooms even though I love them! Oh well. My loss is your gain.

Cooking with Mushrooms

Mushrooms are quite a versatile vegetable, as they are eaten raw, cooked whole, sliced, diced, or chopped. To get a few ideas on how to prepare mushrooms, here are a some tips:

* Sauté mushrooms on low to medium heat in order to extract the best flavor. When you wish to achieve the best texture – sauté on high heat.  Short cooking times will produce a more subtle texture.

* One pound of mushrooms create a little over five cups of sliced mushrooms. When sautéed, this turns into two cups of mushrooms.

* When preparing salad, soups, and pasta, consider adding sliced raw mushrooms.

* To dress up a burger, try adding grilled Portobello mushrooms. Or skip the meat and grill a mushroom instead - the original veggie burger!

* Sliced mushrooms are a must in healthy stir-fries.

* Create a kabob on the grill by adding bell peppers, squash, pineapple, and mushrooms to your skewers.

Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are jam-packed with nutrition. They are full of protein, B vitamins (riboflavin and niacin), as well as minerals like selenium, potassium, and copper. Additionally, mushrooms are low in calories. Fresh mushrooms are best, for nutritional benefit, and canned versions tend to have much more sodium.

Cleaning Mushrooms

Clean mushrooms right before you are ready to use them. Any pieces of debris on the surface should be removed, but not with rinsing with water. Instead gently wipe with a damp cloth, paper towel, or soft brush. If you wish to retain the color of your mushrooms during the preparation of a meal, you can use a small amount of lemon juice.

Suggested Recipes

Of course, you can add mushrooms to just about any stir fry. A couple more recipes include Mushroom Omelette and Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. Enjoy!

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