The standard for the name " mushroom " is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word " mushroom " is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing. lamella)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Why you should Prepare Mushrooms


The simplest thing and most delicious strategy to learn how to cook fresh mushrooms is by sauteing them in organic olive oil. Slice the fresh mushrooms up into bite sized pieces and throw them in some heated oil. Then add fresh chopped garlic and onions to the pan and cook the amalgamation until browned. In case you don’t wish to brown the fresh mushrooms adding the garlic and onions to the hot oil in the pan before the mushrooms and cook for five minutes, then add the mushrooms.

A lot of excellent foods that provide mushrooms are steak meals. Nothing is much better than an uncommon steak by incorporating sauteed mushrooms. Addititionally there is a large selection of mushrooms to choose from. These include portabella mushroom , shitake and the famed truffle mushroom

Mushrooms do not fit in the category of fruits and vegetables and yet they are no less popular than any other veggies! Mushrooms taste simply delicious and also have many nutrients which are of course beneficial to one's health. One of the most interesting facts about mushrooms is that they do not contain cholesterol or fat at all! So the diet conscious people can try all the recipes given below and get rid of the question, 'how to cook mushrooms'? Read more on mushrooms nutritional value.

How to Cook Mushrooms on the Grill


1 tsp olive oil, divided
Cooking spray
¼ cup (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 tsp minced fresh parsley
2/3 cup chopped plum tomato
4 (5-inch) portobello mushroom caps
½ tsp finely chopped fresh or 1/8 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed

Prepare the grill. Take a small bowl and add cheese, rosemary, tomato, garlic, ½ tsp oil and garlic in it, set aside. The mushroom caps have brown gills on the underside, remove them with a spoon, also remove the stems. In another bowl, add soy sauce, ½ tsp oil and juice, mix well. Apply this mixture to the mushroom caps from both the sides. Now place the mushrooms on a cooking spray coated grill rack, the stem side of the mushrooms should be down. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side. When done, stuff each mushroom cap with ¼ cup tomato mixture and again grill for 3 minutes, per side. Garnish with parsley and serve. Read more on shiitake mushroom recipes.

How to Cook Mushrooms for Steak


1¾ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
¾ cup beef broth
1-1¼ lb boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut ½-inch thick
1 small onion, cut into very thin wedges
¼ tsp garlic pepper seasoning

First, cut steak into four serving pieces and sprinkle with garlic pepper. Next, cook the steaks in heated butter over medium heat, for about 8-10 minutes, turning just once. Remove from the pan when done, keep warm. Add beef broth and Worcestershire
sauce to the skillet. Cook until bubbly, stirring frequently then add in onion wedges and sliced mushrooms. Cook this mixture over medium-high heat until the vegetables are tender and glaze reduced to half, for about 8 minutes. Transfer steak to serving plates and spoon glaze atop. 

How to Cook Mushrooms for Pasta


2/3 cup boiling water
1 (8 ounce) package linguini pasta
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
¾ tsp dried basil

Pour water and little salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. When water begins to boil, add linguini and cook for about 7 minutes, until tender. While it is cooking, heat 2 tbs butter in a skillet, add in mushrooms and cook until tender, over medium-high heat. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl. Now melt ½ butter in the skillet with minced garlic, stir and add in cream cheese. Break the cheese as it melts, then add in basil and parsley, simmer for about 5 minutes. Mix in boiling water until the sauce is completely smooth. When done, add in mushroom and heat thoroughly. Toss with pasta and serve. Read more on crab stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese.

How to Cook Mushrooms with Chicken


2 tbs chopped parsley
3 cup cooked rice
¼ cup chopped onion
2 tbs butter
2 cup cooked chicken
1 can cream of vegetable soup
½ cup sour cream
4 oz. can sliced mushrooms
2 tbs sherry
½ tsp paprika

Take a large skillet and melt butter in it. Sauté mushrooms and onions in it along with sour cream, soup, sherry, parsley and paprika. When slightly heated, add in chicken and heat thoroughly. Serve with rice. Read more on stuffed mushroom recipes.

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