The rich, savory taste of mushrooms elevates other flavors and evokes feelings of satisfaction—making them essential for everything from special occasions to everyday comfort food. Look to Whole Foods Market® for an amazing selection, and make 'shroom at the table for delicious new varieties!
Know Your Shrooms
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Prep for Mushroom Success
Refrigerate in a paper bag or container that allows cool air to circulate.
Clean with a damp cloth or rinse briefly and dry with a towel.
Use a paring knife to trim
stems as needed.
Tip: Mushrooms absorb water easily and should never be soaked.
You’ve Got Thyme for Mushrooms and Herbs
Create memorable combinations in minutes! The key is choosing the right herbs to suit your cooking method and cooking time.
5 Minutes & No Stove
Pair: white buttons, cremini or truffles
With: parsley, chives, tarragon or cilantro
Make: fresh salads
15 Minutes & a Stovetop
Pair: chanterelles, morels or oyster mushrooms
With: oregano, marjoram or sage
Make: sautéed mushrooms
30 Minutes & a Hot Oven
Pair: portobellos, porcinis or shiitakes
With: rosemary and thyme
Make: roasted mushrooms
More Tips for Mushroom Magic
- Pump up the “wow” factor without inflating your budget. Combine intensely flavorful wild mushrooms with mellow, mixable button mushrooms.
- When combining different varieties, chop or slice the mushrooms to roughly the same size to ensure that they cook evenly.
- Preserve some of nature’s bounty by drying thinly sliced mushrooms in a dehydrator or a very low oven. Store in an airtight container with a tight-fitting lid for up to a year, and rehydrate later for use in recipes.
- Store sautéed mushrooms in the freezer for up to one month. Keep some on hand to add to soups, gravies, sauces and pot pies.