It’s a task when it comes to cleaning mushrooms. One must always remember that “Mushrooms need a shower and not a bath”. It means that clean mushrooms with water, don’t let them soak in water for longer time than necessary. Below are some quick steps to follow while cleaning mushrooms.
A quick rinse under running water is the easiest and most common method of cleaning mushrooms However, it is important to not leave them in water for too long, as mushrooms can soak up water and turn mushy.
Gently rub off any dirt or mud from each mushroom. Transfer the clean mushrooms onto paper towels to soak up any excess water. Pat them dry with a clean paper towel.
Start by removing the stem of the mushrooms. They are usually thick and not enjoyed by everyone.
Quick tip: You don’t have to throw away the stems. You can recycle them in broths.
How to cut
Placing the flat side of the mushroom on a chopping board slice it into small pieces which gives an easier access to clean it from inside if at all any dirt remains.
If you are running out of time and want the mushrooms cook quickly then cut them into thin slices.
Quick tip: Hold the mushroom flat on the chopping board and use the tip of your knife to cut thin slices.