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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