Cooking mushrooms can be done in several ways such as sautéing, grilling, roasting, and frying. However you cook mushrooms, we have cooking times and temperatures for you! Mushrooms can be used in a lot of dishes: from classic soups and stews to pasta dishes and stir-fries! Translation in French: champignons.
How do I cook mushrooms?
- Preparing mushrooms
- Cooking mushrooms in a pan (sauteed)
- Cooking mushrooms in an oven (roasted)
- Cooking mushrooms on a grill
- Cooking mushrooms with an air fryer
What to pair mushrooms with?
Mushrooms can be used in a variety of dishes, such as pasta dishes (think carbonara), risotto, beef, chicken and pork. Stuffed mushrooms are a popular appetizer that can be filled with cheese, bacon or breadcrumbs. If you sauté mushrooms, think garlic…
Here are simple steps to prepare mushrooms:
To prepare mushrooms, start by cleaning them. Gently brush off any dirt with a damp cloth or paper towel. Avoid washing mushrooms under running water, as they can become waterlogged and lose their flavor.
Larger white mushrooms can be peeled by hand if needed.
If needed, remove the stems by gently twisting them off or cutting them with a knife. You can use the stems in stocks or soups (or for stuffing).
The cooking times indicated are for white mushrooms. Enoki mushrooms are obviously much smaller and require a very shorter cooking time (you wouldn’t grill enoki mushrooms either)
Cook mushrooms in pan
Cooking mushrooms in a pan. Sauteing mushrooms is one of the easiest and most popular ways to cook them.
1. Heat a dry pan over medium-high heat. Add the sliced mushrooms. They’ll turn golden… then they’ll release water… which will evaporate little by little.
2. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they’re tender and lightly browned.
3. After the water has evaporated, reduce the heat and add butter. Add powdered garlic. Season at the very end.
Cooking mushrooms in an oven. Roasting mushrooms (cooking mushrooms in an oven) is another great option.
1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C), toss the mushrooms with a little bit of oil, and spread them out on a baking sheet.
2. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re tender and lightly browned.
Think about stuffed mushrooms, a favorite of mine!
Cooking mushrooms on a grill. Grilling mushrooms is a great way to add a smoky flavor.
1. Brush the mushrooms with a little bit of oil, season with salt and pepper
2. Grill them over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side.
Air fryer mushrooms
Cooking mushrooms with an air fryer. Air frying is a great way to cook mushrooms for a tasty side dish.
1. Prepare the mushrooms and cut them in halves (or thick slices if they’re too big)
2. Toss the mushrooms with oil, garlic powder (optional: a little soy sauce)
3. Cook in the air fryer (no pre heating) for 15 minutes at 360°F (180°C).
4. If needed add 5 extra minutes
Types of Mushrooms
There are several types of mushrooms available in the market. Here are some of the most common varieties and their distinctive features:
Button mushrooms or white mushrooms, are the most common type of mushroom available in the market. They have a mild, earthy flavor and a firm texture.
Shiitake mushrooms are a popular variety of mushroom in Asian cuisine. They have a meaty texture and a smoky, savory flavor.
Portobello mushrooms are large, meaty mushrooms with a firm texture and a deep, earthy flavor. They are often used as a vegetarian substitute for meat in dishes like burgers and sandwiches.
Oyster mushrooms have a delicate, sweet flavor and a velvety texture. They are often used in stir-fries, soups, and risottos.
Enoki mushrooms are small, delicate mushrooms with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. They are often used in salads and soups.