Include mushrooms in your festive feasting
Enjoy all the season has to offer, and surprise your guests with a tasty mushroom meal.
(NC) With holiday season soon to be in full swing, have you thought about what to serve at your next get together? Why not fresh Canadian mushrooms? Fresh mushrooms are easy to prepare, flavourful, elegant, and are sure to keep your guests entertained.
Basic Mushroom Prep
Prior to use, gently wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth or soft brush to remove any peat moss particles, or rinse them under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Please do not wash mushrooms when you bring them home. They will absorb water and discolour.
Remove the stems if they feel hard or dry. There is no need to peel mushrooms. Portabella and Shiitake mushrooms generally have tougher stems so you can simply twist them away from the cap or remove them with the tip of a knife. All other mushrooms can be prepared with their stems on.
Mushrooms can be served chopped, sliced, or whole. No matter how you serve them they are SIMPLE to prepare and add great flavour to all appetizers, side dishes and entrees.
Serve Mushrooms Cold
Simply wipe fresh mushrooms with a damp cloth, cut into bite-sized pieces or keep whole, and serve with dips, in salads, or as a garnish to your mushroom entrees.
Roasting Mushrooms (20 Minutes)
To get perfect roasted mushrooms, place them in a shallow baking pan, toss with one tablespoon of oil and roast in a 450°F oven, stir occasionally. Roast the mushrooms until they are brown and fragrant.
Mushrooms are easy to season, the same as meats and other vegetables. Virtually any seasoning will go well with mushrooms, so you can enjoy them any way you like.
No matter how you prepare your meal, your guests will be not only entertained but also amazed by the versatility of the mushroom.
Holiday Nut Stuffing
Savoury Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Oven Roasted Mushroom and Vegetable Salad
Delicious mushroom recipes are available online at www.mushrooms.ca.
Word count: 325
Attention editors: This article is for distribution in Ontario only.
Articles are provided free of charge. Articles appearing on web sites, must credit www.newscanada.com. Articles appearing in Print, must credit News Canada with (NC) at beginning of an article or – News Canada at the end. Any source/sponsor of the information quoted in the text must also be identified as presented. Images are only to be used with corresponding editorial copy. Usage of News Canada articles constitutes your acceptance of these terms and an agreement between you and News Canada.
Image Instructions - Note: Illegal to use without News Canada editorial.
To open/download image(s) used in this article, please click the following links:Click here for image file: «79440H.jpg»