The best way to clean fresh mushrooms is to wipe them with a clean, damp cloth. If you prefer to rinse them, do it lightly, then dry them immediately and gently with paper towels. Never soak fresh mushrooms in water because it ruins their texture.
When storing mushrooms, pre-packaged mushrooms should remain in the packaging. Loose mushrooms or those in an open package should be stored in a paper bag or in a damp cloth bag, in the refrigerator. This allows them to breathe so they stay firm longer. Storing mushrooms in a plastic bag causes them to deteriorate quickly.
How to clean a mushroom before stuffing it:
Gently twist or cut off the stem and reserve for the filling, if desired. Hold the mushroom in one hand and use a spoon to gently scrape out all of the gills from the underside.
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