I know mushrooms are a touchy subject; seems like folks either love them or hate them.
We fall into the love them category (as you’ve likely guessed if you’ve been following Finding Joy in My Kitchen for a little while) with 107 recipes containing mushrooms here on this blog.
Therefore, I can’t pass up a good deal on mushrooms. Two weeks ago, I bought ten (yes, 10), 8-oz packages. Even though we love our ‘shrooms, we typically don’t eat more than 8 oz. in a given day.
So, this time, we tried freezing these mushrooms.
It’s easy, and cuts the prep work down making cooking with mushrooms easy during the week.
(1) Begin by washing and slicing the mushrooms.
(2) Prepare three pots: one that you’ll bring to a boil, and two with ice cold water.
(3) Bring one pot of water to a boil.
(4) When water boils, add in the mushrooms and boil for 3 minutes.
(5) Using a slotted spoon, fish out the mushrooms and scoop them right into the first bowl of cold water.
(6) Allow them to sit for 1 minute in the cold water. Then spoon them into the next bowl of cold water.
(7) After 1 minute, drain the water off the mushrooms, and arrange them on a cookie sheet.
(8) Flash freeze these mushrooms for about 30 – 60 minutes; then pack them into freezer-friendly bags or containers.
It’s as simple as that. Now, do tell – love them, or hate them?
Linked to: Kitchen Tip Tuesday