Trends come and go, but mushrooms never go out of style.
They’re a double entendre: packed with tons of vitamins and nutrients, you can prepare them in just about any way, either as a main course, side dish or a snack.
Ever consider replacing the protein in your meal with mushrooms? Here’s a foolproof guide on 5 of the most accessible types. Help improve your health with a low-waste approach while reducing your carbon footprint.
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The portobello mushroom crowns as the superior beef replacement due to their satisfying texture and array of flavours. This mushroom’s absorbency can soak up sauces effortlessly, leaving for a fulfilling dish.
Try portobellos in your burgers, kebabs, meat plates and pasta dishes.
As a more delicate mushroom, the best use for shiitake is in Asian cuisine for a more pungent taste. Shiitake serves best when it's sauteed or boiled to bring out its earthy flavour, paired with mouthwatering sauces such as soy, miso, hoisin or teriyaki.
Challenge yourself to a shiitake teriyaki dish instead of your typical general tao.
White button mushrooms are the most typical mushroom of the bunch—but don’t underestimate their power. They’ve got a creamy, buttery yet neutral base, similar to chicken, so you can prepare them in numerous ways and you’ve got a solid meal. Just make sure you’ve nailed your seasonings!
Add them to your risotto, soups or pasta dishes for an extra buttery kick.
Chanterelle mushrooms are rare to find, but they’re worth every penny. They’ve got a sweet, nutty taste that distinguishes them from other types of mushroom. Chanterelles substitute seafood meats exceptionally if prepared well.
Lather them in some fatty sauces the way you would with seafood. Garlic butter, boozy sauces or simply as part of a hearty chowder.
From afar, enoki mushrooms resemble stringy pastas like spaghetti or linguine. With a milder, light flavour to them, they’re the perfect substitute for white fish to add to your carb-filled bowls of veggies and noodles. Add them as a crunchy garnish or steamed in your hot soups.
Impress your guests and add them to your homemade pho, ramen or stir fry dishes.
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