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Portobello Mushroom

Portobello mushrooms, often referred to as the "steak" of the vegetable world, are large, mature Agaricus bisporus, with broad, dark brown caps. Native to Europe and North America, these fungi are highly prized by chefs and home cooks alike for their rich, earthy flavor and meaty texture, making them an ideal choice for vegetarians and health-conscious consumers. Portobellos can be enjoyed in numerous dishes such as a stand-alone entrée or sliced and used in salads, pastas, and sandwiches. They are widely popular for grilling and roasting, which helps to further intensify their savory, umami-packed taste, while still retaining their lower calorie and fat content.
#4
IN MUSHROOMS
22
CAL / 100G
$0.42
AVG / OZ
portobello mushroom
61%
CARBS
6%
FAT
33%
PROTEIN
Portobello Mushroom FAQ
When cooking with portobello mushrooms, one of the common mistakes is not cleaning them properly. This can leave residual dirt or grit affecting the overall taste of your dish. Gentle brushing or wiping should do the job without causing damage to the mushroom. Overcooking is another common issue, as it can lead to a soggy texture. Cooking portobellos just right brings out their rich, earthy flavor. Marinating them can add even more flavor. Something many people don’t realize is that portobello mushrooms can also be a fantastic meat substitute due to their hearty texture, and can easily be the star of a 'veggie steak' or 'portobello mushroom burger'.
What's the best way to clean portobello mushrooms?
How can I avoid overcooking portobello mushrooms?
Do you need to remove the gills of portobello mushrooms?
Are portobello mushrooms good for you?
Can portobello mushrooms be eaten raw?
Why are my grilled portobellos turning out rubbery?
Can I use portobello mushrooms as a meat substitute?
How do I marinate portobello mushrooms?
Why are my portobello mushrooms slimy?
Can I replace cremini or button mushrooms with portobello mushrooms in a recipe?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does portobello mushroom expire?
Unopened fresh portobello mushrooms can last up to 10 days in the refrigerator, but once you've opened the package air can speed up mold growth and they will generally only last around 7-10 days. If you've decided to freeze your portobellos (which isn't uncommon), they can be stored for up to 12 months in the freezer. When it comes to canned portobello mushrooms, they'll remain good for 1 year unopened in the pantry, and should be consumed within 2 weeks once opened and stored in the fridge.
How do you tell if portobello mushroom is bad?
The easiest way to tell if your portobello mushrooms have gone bad is by the color and smell. If they're slimy or have dark spots, it's time to toss them. Mushrooms should not emit a strong odor; when they begin to smell sour or unpleasant, they are no longer fresh. If you've happened to freeze your mushrooms and you notice ice crystals forming inside the bag, or the mushrooms have become too soft, it's best to not consume them.
Tips for storing portobello mushroom to extend shelf life
• Clean your portobellos only before you're going to use them. Water can speed up the spoiling process. • Store fresh mushrooms in paper bags rather than plastic. The paper will absorb extra moisture and keep the mushrooms dry, preventing them from getting slimy. • If freezing, it's best to blanch the mushrooms first for two minutes in boiling water, then drain, cool, and freeze. • To rehydrate frozen mushrooms, place them in a bowl with warm water, wine or broth and soak until they are soft. • For canned mushrooms, once the can is opened, transfer any leftovers into a glass or plastic airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
EXPIRES WITHIN
6 - 15
DAYS
Health Info
Macros
3g
CARBS
0g
FAT
1g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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