Delicious and nutritious mushrooms add flavor and excitement to any everyday meal. Follow these preparation tips to ensure perfectly cooked mushrooms.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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