Mushroom facts and general information about mushrooms.
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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
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.
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
Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms
3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 lb. bulk turkey sausage
4 oz. goat cheese, room temp, cut into small chunks
16 oz. medium Portobello mushrooms, rinsed, stems removed,
and patted dry
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a large roasting pan with
one tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.
Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add
turkey sausage to the skillet. Cook until no longer pink,
approximately 6-8 minutes, breaking up the sausage into small pieces
Add goat cheese to skillet and cover for 1-2 minutes. Remove cover
and stir until cheese is completely melted and combined with the
turkey mixture. Remove from heat and set aside.
Fill each mushroom cap with some of the turkey mixture. Drizzle the
mushrooms with remaining olive oil and season with salt and black
pepper, as desired.
Place pan in the pre-heated oven and roast until the mushrooms are
slightly browned around the edges, approximately 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!