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Mushrooms

ˈmʌʃrʊm Agaricus bisporus

Grown in the dark, earthy and savoury, mushrooms add a special depth and heartiness to your dishes.

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In the kitchen

Storage

Store in the fridge and aim to eat them within a few days. We usually deliver ours in paper punnets, so you shouldn’t end up with the slimy mess that can arise with mass-produced mushrooms in plastic.

Prep & Cooking tips

To prepare mushrooms, wipe them clean with some damp kitchen roll or a clean cloth. Washing under the tap can make them go slimy. There’s no need to peel off the skins or discard the stalks – just leave them whole, dice or chop and you’re good to go.
Roast, grill or fry. Add to pasta sauces, stir-fries, risottos or soups. Mushrooms tend to fare better when cooked fast on a high heat. They contain a lot of water so a low heat and/or overcrowded pan can make them pale, stewed and slimy. A hot wok or fierce oven can produce a nice golden colour that adds to their natural umami flavours. They love a little butter or cream, and a cautious squeeze of lemon will give them a huge lift.

Video: How to Cook Mushrooms

Easy ideas

1. Quick

For an easy dinner, grab a hot pan, a dab of butter, some crushed garlic, throw in your sliced mushrooms and let sizzle. Fold in a few fresh herbs if you have them and serve piping hot on thick toast with a squeeze of lemon.

2. Grilled Portobellos

An ideal vehicle for creamy poached eggs. Eat with a pile of just-wilted spinach for a breakfast or a quick dinner. If you’ve got time, try this with a handful of juicy roasted cherry tomatoes.

Goes well with

Asparagus
Bacon
Beef Dairy
Butter, Cream, Cheese (in almost all its forms)
Earthy spices
Cumin, Nutmeg, Carraway, Black pepper
Eggs - fried, scrambled, poached
Game
Garlic and onions
Herbs Rosemary, thyme, sage, parsley, dill, chervil. Chives and coriander make a perfect garnish Lemon A small squeeze is the perfect finish
Miso, soy, chilli and any deep savoury Asian flavours
Nuts
Hazelnuts, Walnuts
Potatoes
Toast

Mushrooms recipes

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Seasonality

Specialists grow mushrooms all year round in the UK.
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