Store & Prepare
Select, Store & Clean Mushrooms
Preparing mushrooms is a breeze if you have the right tools and techniques – so don’t be afraid to experiment and learn new ways to clean, chop, and cook them to perfection.
How to Select
Choose fresh mushrooms that are firm to the touch, have uniform colour, and a slightly shiny surface. Don’t worry about any peat moss particles, these small specks are totally normal and can easily be wiped or rinsed off before eating.
How to Store
Store mushrooms in the refrigerator in their original packaging (if unopened), or in a brown paper bag (if opened or loose). Mushrooms are best when used within a few days of purchase, but will stay fresh for up to one week.
How to Clean
Prior to use, wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth or rinse in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Pro-tip: don’t wash mushrooms until you’re ready to use them, as they may discolor.
Over medium-high, heat oil in a skillet and add mushrooms. Sauté until all liquid has been released and evaporated. Pro-tip: don’t crowd the pan as they’ll steam rather than brown.
Brush mushroom caps with oil, season with spices of your choice, and place on the grill for 4-6 minutes on each side. Bast with barbecue sauce or marinade during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking.
Simply clean, slice, and serve over a salad or alongside your favourite veggie dips.
Pre-heat oven to 450°F. Toss mushrooms in oil, place in a shallow baking dish, and roast for 20 minutes until fragrant and slightly caramelized.
Slice mushrooms and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring once. Pro-tip: no need to add oil or butter, the microwave will do all the work!
Fresh mushrooms do not freeze well, they must be lightly sautéed first. Frozen mushrooms can be kept for up to one month. When ready to use, pop them out of the container and drop the frozen block into the frying pan.