Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Portobellos: The King of Mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms are in my opinion one of the most versatile of all mushrooms. They are actually mature cremini mushrooms. They are allowed to grow large before they are harvested.

These mushrooms can be used in sandwiches, soups, on pizza, on burgers and of course in pasta dishes.

You can view a video of how to prepare and cook the king of mushrooms, here.

Albert Grande's Portobello Video

When you purchase these mushrooms look for a firm, fresh looking texture. Avoid those that contain soft spots, as this will affect the taste.

To clean, avoid immersing in water. Rather rub gently using a cloth or paper towel.

To prepare, slice thinly and sauté in olive oil. These mushrooms, because of their meaty texture, will hold their shape with consistency. Add to any pasta dish for a unique flavor. They are a great compliment for any dish.

One of the best ways to serve Portobello mushrooms is to cook them on a grill. To prepare marinate in Italian Salad dressing for one to two hours. You will be in for a spectacular treat.

For mor on mushrooms here is a wonderful resource:

pizza and mushrooms, everywhere,

Albert Grande

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