Mushroom facts and general information about mushrooms.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Mushrooms are Available:
Available year round
How Do Mushrooms Grow:
Mushrooms are a fungi that grows in dirt. Only buy mushrooms from
the grocery store or a reputable market. Never eat wild mushrooms.
What to Look for When Buying Mushrooms:
Buy mushrooms that are dry. Avoid damp, dark or soft mushrooms.
Mushroom Facts - Storage Tips:
Store on a shelf in the fridge
How to Cook with Mushrooms:
Sauté with butter and use in recipes. Make stuffed mushrooms. Add in
main dishes or side dishes.
Mushroom Nutrition Facts:
Mushrooms are low in calories. They are high in B vitamins
including riboflavin, (healthy skin and vision) niacin
(healthy nervous and digestive system) and selenium. (healthy
Portobello Mushroom Salad
3 Tablespoons of olive oil, divided
2 Cups Portobello mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 Cups mixed greens, torn
1 Cup of mozzarella cheese, cubed
3 Tablespoons balsamic
Place 1 Tablespoon of the oil into a skillet.
Place the skillet over medium heat and allow the oil to heat.
Stir in the mushrooms and red pepper.
Cook the mushrooms, stirring almost constantly, for 2 minutes.
Place the torn greens into a salad bowl.
Add the mushrooms and mozzarella cheese tossing to combine.
In a small bowl whisk together the remaining oil and vinegar until
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
Mushroom Bacon Burgers
4 slices bacon
onion, chopped or pureed
1 small can mushrooms, drained and chopped
1 lb. ground hamburger
1 lb. pork sausage
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Cook bacon and drain on paper towel. Set aside. Cook onion and
mushrooms in bacon grease. In mixing bowl, add hamburger and
sausage. Blend together. Sprinkle with cheese, pepper and
Worcestershire sauce. Add onion, bacon and mushrooms. Combine
together. Form into patties and grill.
Kids Cooking Video: Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushroom Cooking Ideas
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