Keepin’ the Mush Off My Mushrooms

We eat a LOT of mushrooms around here. We use them in our Hot & Sour Peanut Noodles to give it some “meaty” texture during Lent. We use quite a few in Chicken Marsala. We also put them in omelets, on burgers, in grilled cheese, on pizza, etc. Mushrooms, we love. Mushy, slimy mushrooms? Not so much.

To keep my mushrooms fresher, longer, I use this simple trick:

Transfer them from the plastic container they come in into a smaller paper bag (lunch sacks or the bags they put wine bottles in are the perfect size for this). I don’t know all the ins and outs of the science of it, but I do know that by keeping the light off the ‘shrooms and allowing moisture to leave the bag, the mushrooms stay fresher and have a superior texture… even after a week of rolling around in my fridge. This is especially handy when I pick up those “manager’s special” mushrooms…

How about you? Does your family love mushrooms? Any tips for keeping them fresh?
For more great tips, visit Kitchen Tip Tuesdays, hosted at Tammy’s Recipes.
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