One of my favorite vegetables is the mushroom. I love adding it to pizza, pasta, and steaks, especially when they are simmered in red wine. Oftentimes, you can find pre-sliced mushrooms in the store and these packages of mushrooms make meal preparation super easy. Unfortunately, pre-sliced mushrooms are mushrooms that have been sliced days ago and are not at their prime in terms of freshness.
Slicing mushrooms only takes a few extra minutes and it could not be easier. Follow these simple steps the next time you want to use the freshest mushrooms possible in your next dish:
- Take a sheet of paper towel and rub off the dirt on the mushrooms. If you choose to rinse the mushrooms under water, be sure to quickly dry off the mushrooms when finished. I advise against doing this because mushrooms are porous and they quickly absorb water.
- Twist or cut off the stems of the mushrooms (optional).
- Place mushrooms flat side down and, using a knife, slice them into the desired sizes.