Delicious and nutritious mushrooms add flavor and excitement to any everyday meal. Follow these preparation tips to ensure perfectly cooked mushrooms.
- How to Saute
- How to Grill or Broil
- How to Make a “Portabella Burger”
- How to Microwave
- How to Roast
- How to Season
How to Sauté:
Sautéeing is an easy way to cook whole, sliced, chopped or halved mushrooms. Follow these steps:
- Brush pan with oil or butter and heat on high.
- Add a single layer of mushrooms; don’t stir, turn once when mushrooms become red-brown on one side.
- Flip and repeat until other side turns the same color, remove from heat and season to taste.
How to Grill or Broil:
Grilling or broiling is preferable for larger-capped mushrooms, like Portabellas and shiitakes.
- Lightly brush caps and stems with oil to keep them moist and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill or broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, brushing once or twice.
- Try brushing with your favorite dressing or sauce instead of oil.
How to Make a “Portabella Burger”:
Portabella mushrooms make excellent burger substitutes on the grill; here’s a way to quickly make one in your microwave
- Flavor a Portabella mushroom cap with McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning, or seasoning of your choice.
- Cover and cook in microwave for 6 minutes.
- Remove from microwave, blot any excess liquid, place on hamburger bun and add condiments as desired.
How to Microwave:
- Place eight ounces of thickly sliced mushrooms in a microwaveable bowl (no oil or butter needed).
- Cover and cook on high for two to three minutes, stirring once.
How to Roast:
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Brush mushrooms with oil and place on a shallow baking pan in oven, stirring occasionally until brown, about 20 minutes.
- Use about one tablespoon of oil for each eight ounces of mushrooms.
How to Season:
All mushrooms are a rich source of umami, but to add some extra excitement and flavor to your dishes, here are some suggested seasonings
- McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Sherry seasoning
- Marsala sauce
- Balsamic vinegar
- Soy sauce (mix in a little salt and sugar for additional flavor)