How to Clean Mushrooms
The most important part of making stuffed mushrooms is making sure they are clean. Often, mushrooms are coated in dirt and need to be carefully washed. Here is how I make sure my mushrooms are clean and stemless.
- Remove mushrooms from the package.
- Place a colander in your sink.
- Add mushrooms to the colander.
- Set out a space on your counter lined with towels or paper towels.
- Under cool water carefully rinse each mushroom.
- You want top go gentle because if you do not, you can remove the outer skin or break them.
- Once they are all rinsed and on the towel, carefully pat each dry.
Mushroom stems are a key player when making stuffed mushrooms because typically, they are part of the filling.
I like to carefully remove the stems and add them to the food processor because they provide extra flavor (and nutrients) to stuffed mushrooms filling.
Make Filling Ahead of Time
You can make the filling following the steps above and simply refrigerate it once it is cooled. It will become firm, but can be added to mushrooms when you are ready to eat them.
Serve as a Hot Dip
We has extra filling so when I heated it up, I realized it could be served as a hot dip with crackers--holy goodness!! It was amazing!!
Simply bake filling in the oven for 15 minutes in an oven-safe dish and serve warm with crackers.