Learn some great tips for cooking mushrooms and a tasty recipe that’s a perfect accompaniment any campground meal.
Tips for Cooking Mushrooms
- Buy mushrooms that are fresh, firm, and plump.
- Don’t wash mushrooms until just prior to when you are going to use them. They absorb water like sponges.
- To store them and keep them fresh longer, place them in a paper bag or wrap them in paper towels and place them in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator. Mushrooms are best if used within four or five days of purchase.
- Just before using, gently wipe mushrooms with a damp cloth or soft brush, or rinse them quickly under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.
- Mushrooms can be served raw or cooked, chopped, sliced, or whole. Almost any seasoning will go well with mushrooms.
Now that you’re a mushroom expert, give this easy recipe a try. Quick and easy, this take on grilled mushrooms makes a great side for your favorite camping meal.
Grilled Seasoned Mushrooms
- 20 large white or cremini mushrooms
- 1 cup Italian-style dressing
- 5 teaspoons soy sauce
- Soak five wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.
- Trim the mushroom stems. Wipe the mushroom caps gently with a damp cloth or paper towel.
- Combine the Italian dressing and soy sauce in a bowl. Add the mushrooms. Stir to coat the mushrooms.
- Thread four mushrooms onto each skewer. Save the marinade.
- Wrap a small piece of aluminum foil around the exposed ends of the skewers.
- Preheat the grill on high for 10 minutes. Oil the grate. Turn the heat down to medium.
- Set the skewers on the grate. Grill for about 10 minutes in total, turning and basting with the marinade every 2 minutes.
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