How to prepare portabella mushrooms for stuffing

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How to prepare portabella mushrooms for stuffing
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According to Gourmet Sleuth, the portabella mushroom is simply a large brown crimini mushroom. These mushrooms are popular in a wide variety of dishes, and because of their large caps, they are ideal for being stuffed and baked. Preparing portabella mushrooms for stuffing is a straightforward task.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Portabella mushrooms
  • Colander
  • Paper towel
  • Knife
  • Small spoon

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  1. 1

    Moisten a paper towel and use it to gently clean any dirt off of the portabello mushrooms.

  2. 2

    Place the portabello mushrooms in a colander.

  3. 3

    Run cold water over the portabello mushrooms for several seconds. Portabello mushrooms will not absorb much water if their contact with water is brief.

  4. 4

    Pat the portabello mushrooms dry with a paper towel.

  5. 5

    Cut the stems away using a small, sharp knife. In many stuffed mushroom recipes, they can be minced and added to the stuffing.

  6. 6

    Scoop out the gills of the mushroom with a small spoon.

  7. 7

    Stuff your portabello mushrooms.

Tips and warnings

  • Leaving the gills in will reduce the amount of stuffing that you can place in your portabello mushroom, but it will give the cooked mushroom an intense brown colour.
  • The longer you cook a portabello, the meatier the texture will be.

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