Whenever Baking with Mushrooms

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Cleaning mushrooms: The common wisdom is don't wash mushrooms, just use a dry paper towel. Also, don't wash them until you are ready to use them. That being said: Do not wash them if they are being used in a dry application, such as a salad. You can, however, give them a quick rinse underwater if you are immediately baking with them or using them immediately in some sort of soup or other wet application. The towel cleaning should be a suggestion rather than a rule, but when in doubt, just use a dry paper towel.


Brine your mushrooms

  1. Put 2 QT of water in a large bowl
  2. Add 2 TBL salt
  3. Cut mushrooms all the same size
  4. Put shrooms in the water
  5. Top with a plate to hold them down
  6. After 10 minutes drain and pat dry
  7. Let completely dry for another 10 minute
  8. Toss in 2 TBL EVOO
  9. Roast at 450ยบ for about 30 minutes on the bottom rack
  10. Take out and toss them, then cook 10 more minutes
  11. Take out and toss with 2 TBL butter and 1 tsp lemon juice
  12. They are ready to use or serve
  • A mushroom acts like a vegetable, in that vegetables get soft when cooked.
  • Mushrooms also have Chitin in them, which acts more like meat – and toughens up
  • The brine will allow it to hold onto the moisture during cooking

 

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