No waste and no fuss makes mushrooms one of the easiest ingredients to prepare. Caps and stems can be used in recipes, and the less you handle them, the better.
- Prior to use, wipe mushrooms over with a clean damp paper towel or, alternatively, rinse them quickly under cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Never leave mushrooms to stand in water or they will soak it up.
- There's no need to peel mushrooms – why miss out on any of the goodness? But remember to handle mushrooms gently, since bruising detracts from the mushroom's appearance.
- Mushrooms can be thickly or thinly sliced, cut into quarters, or coarsely or finely chopped using a sharp knife. If the recipe calls for caps only (for example, when making stuffed mushrooms), twist the stem loose or separate it using the tip of a knife.
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