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Mushroom Recipes

From appetizers to main courses, mushrooms bring out the best flavors in an array of dishes. Here are our delicious and exquisite recipes and tips for preparing the best mushroom dishes at home.

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Mushroom Cuban Quesadillas

At New York City’s Golden Diner, chef Samuel Yoo roasts dry-brined mushrooms to build big flavor into his crispy, cheesy quesadillas. “The taste is very similar to a meat-based Reuben, that’s why we love it,” Yoo says. Here, we’ve channeled his roasting technique to create a vegetarian Cuban, spiked with tangy pickles and mustard. Keeping the mushrooms uncovered during brining helps them release more liquid, leading to a more concentrated flavor.

Mushroom Ragout

Sautéed with shallots and simmered in dry white wine, these tender mushrooms are the perfect pairing with braised duck legs and pan-crisped spaetzle. Be sure to cook the mushrooms in batches; each type cooks differently, and the cook times are crucial to preserve the texture of each variety. Don’t stir the mushrooms too frequently while cooking to allow them to develop deep color and flavor.

King Oyster Mushroom Steaks with Pesto and Almond Aillade

Chef Julia Sullivan employs a duo of cast-iron skillets to prepare the tender, crispy-edged mushroom steaks at Henrietta Red in Nashville; one for cooking the mushrooms, the other for pressing them flat so they cook evenly. Buttery roasted almonds balance the sharper notes of garlic and lemon this rustic French sauce.

Wild Mushrooms with Leek-Garlic Puree and Buckwheat Crêpe Crackers

Shiro dashi is a concentrated soup base combining dashi, white soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. It brings a sweet, savory depth of flavor to the wild mushroom and onion mixture. Chicken stock can be substituted if shiro dashi is unavailable.

Enoki Blooms

With a mild, almost fruity mushroom flavor and crisp-tender texture, enoki mushrooms fry beautifully. Soaking the mushrooms in fresh citrus juice carries flavor throughout each bloom.
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Mushroom Fricassee

Mushrooms, roasted until tender, soak up flavor and moisture from a bright vinaigrette.

Mushroom Toasts with Délice de Bourgogne

Triple créme cheese, an ultra-rich version of brie, is topped with pan-roasted mushrooms and herbs in this elevated appetizer.

Mushroom Hunting (and Cooking) Lessons from an Expert Forager

What I learned on an expedition with Blackberry Farm’s Cassidee Dabney.