Mushrooms are a must have in any kitchen. Not only are they full of nutrients, such as antioxidants, proteins, fiber, and they are also free from cholesterol and fats. Furthermore, mushrooms are some of the most versatile items in your kitchen. There are plenty of mushroom recipes that require to little or no prep time, but will certainly wow your guests with their intense and rich flavors.
Here are the most popular mushroom recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Shiitake Mushroom Omelet
Shiitake Mushrooms are the ideal mushrooms to eat in the morning. They have a robust, buttery flavor that will add to any omelet. The high vitamin B, potassium, and calcium content make them a great way to start the day and get your brain fired up.
Fried Chicken with Enoki Mushrooms
Fried Chicken is a common dish, but it can get boring. To add something new, try adding enoki mushrooms to the mix. Enoki mushrooms will add a slight fruity flavor to the dish, and add a chewy texture that compliments savory chicken.
Steamed Baked Exotic Mushrooms with Atlantic Salmon
A mix of exotic mushroom varieties, such as shiitake, oyster, and enoki mushrooms, can help add a unique, rich flavor to create a unique salmon dish. The steaming helps to mix the flavors of the fish and mushrooms, and the fish will come out tender.
Mushrooms also make a great appetizer. Prosciutto wrapped shimeji mushrooms are easy to prepare, but will give your guests a mouth full of flavor. You can also stuff mushrooms with just about anything of your liking.
Mushrooms also make a great side dish. A large amount of mushroom varieties can be grilled. Shiitake mushrooms take on a lovely smoky flavor when grilled, while Portobello mushrooms have a meaty texture and work great as a meat substitute. King oyster mushrooms will have a sweet woody flavor when grilled and oyster mushrooms taste, look, and feel just like real oysters. Grilled mushrooms can then be stuffed or paired with other vegetables and seasonings. Garlic, onions and peppers are popular choices when grilling mushrooms.
Mushrooms are a very versatile food, one that every chef should have in his kitchen. Not only can they be cooked to perfection in a variety of recipes, they can also act as a healthy alternative to many unhealthy ingredients. Many mushroom types makes great meat or seafood substitutes, as they can have a rich, meaty flavor and texture. Many mushrooms also have great health benefits, as they are a wonderful source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but lack high sodium, cholesterol, or fat.