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Mushrooms

July 19, 2016
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Mushrooms are fungi that we gladly welcome in our refrigerators. From the Middle East to Europe and Africa to America they are utilized in many different culinary traditions and in a variety of different ways. So when you walk into Nino’s you will find that we carry many different varieties of mushrooms.

As the consumption of mushrooms grows and new and traditional techniques are fused together to excite our taste buds the variety of readily accessible mushrooms has increased as well.

When I go to the produce terminal every morning to select the freshest and healthiest produce I make sure that I also select as many varieties as possible. It’s the same with mushrooms. Here are some of those varieties of mushrooms that will help your dishes taste amazing and more nutritious. I make sure that the When you stop by As mentioned earlier, we carry many different varieties of mushrooms When approached with an adventurous spirit, mushrooms can be an exciting, and delicious exploration of a veritable garden of earthly delights.

Portabella:

This mushroom is a variation of the commonly cultivated white mushroom. Portobello’s usually have reduced moisture. The reduced moisture concentrates and enriches the flavor and creates a dense, meaty texture. The stems are woody and most of the time should be removed (but saved for soups, stocks, etc.)

Oyster:

This is a great mushroom when sautéed. These mushrooms will probably be your first or go to mushrooms for quick meals, really nice and vibrant stir-frys and simple soups. The more lighter the color, the more subtle the flavor.

Shittake:

They usually grow on maple, oak and chestnut trees and mostly in Southeast Asia. Regardless of which tree they grow on they have a consistent taste. You can have them in both conditions, fresh and dried. They have a great amount of Vitamin D and can be used in soups, salads and other meals.

Cremini:

These mushrooms are another variation of the common white mushroom. You may also see it labeled or called as the brown mushroom. They are really great in stir-fry recipes, soups, risottos or just as an appetizer

White Mushroom:

Like the other mushrooms the white mushroom is a very good source of health and nutrition. Its packed with vitamins D and B 12.

Here are some amazing mushroom recipes to enhance your palette.

Polo Bean Salad with Mushrooms

Seared Chicken, Kielbasa, Maple Bacon, Mushrooms and Green Cabbage

Stir Fried Mushrooms with Soy Vay Teriyaki and Rice Noodles

 

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