There are so many things to do with mushrooms that you can’t really get away with not tossing some into your grocery cart. These little known wonders contain vitamin D, which is very hard to get from food. They also taste great, so try out the following things to do with mushrooms and you’ll get to eat something yummy!
1. Make Relish
One of my favorite things to do with mushrooms is to create a delicious relish to put on salmon. Chop a container of mushrooms and sauté them with diced green chilies and garlic. Add some corn kernels and half-and-half and cook it down until the mixture thickens. Season the relish with salt and pepper and ladle it over a baked salmon filet. It also tastes great on baked potatoes.
2. Have a Burger
Yep, you read that right! Next time you crave a hamburger, but worry about the saturated fat and calories, sub in a large Portobello mushroom cap. They have a meaty and delicious flavor that screams out for burger toppings. Cook the mushroom cap on the grill until it’s slightly soft then top it any way you want. I like mine with a slice of melted cheese and some sautéed onions. Yum!
3. Stuff Them
Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers. And they’re so easy to make! Start by carefully pulling the stem out of a package of button mushrooms. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, garlic, cooked and crumbled bacon, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Stuff each of the mushroom caps with the filling and bake for about 15 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft.
4. Grill Kebabs
Kebabs are super easy to make and you can customize them to please even the pickiest guest. Whole button mushrooms make a great addition. I like to grill them up with chunks of potato and steak cubes. They also work well with chicken and tomatoes as well as pork and bell peppers. You just can’t go wrong.
5. Make Some Pasta
You don’t see mushrooms in pasta recipes very often but the flavors of the two ingredients taste really yummy together. Toss sliced mushrooms into your next batch of tomato spaghetti sauce or sauté them with olive oil, white wine and garlic and pour the sauce over your favorite noodles. Mushrooms cooked in heavy cream with garlic and salt and pepper is another yummy idea.
6. Have a Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Make your grilled cheese sandwich grow up by putting some sliced mushrooms in it. Place your cheese on the bread, then top it with some sautéed sliced mushroom caps. Top them with another slice of cheese and cook the sandwich as you normally would. Enjoy this yummy sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup.
7. Make Them a Star Side Dish
They might not look like much, but whole mushrooms make a visually appealing and elegant side dish. Think about those yummy ones you get at a really good steakhouse. Simply sauté whole button mushrooms in a mixture of white wine, olive oil and lemon juice. Add a couple cloves of minced garlic and cook until the mushrooms are slightly soft. Remove from the heat and toss with fresh chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Serve with steak, chicken or a juicy pork chop.
How do you like to eat mushrooms? Do you prefer them raw or cooked? I’m a cooked mushroom kind of girl!