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Ingredient Spotlight: Cremini Mushrooms

Cremini Mushrooms

Cremini mushrooms are also know as ‘Baby Bella’ or ‘Baby Portobella’ mushrooms.  They are a more mature version of the typical white button mushroom (which is why they are darker, firmer, and more flavorful) but not quite as mature as the portobella mushroom.  Because of their age they are browner in color, have a firmer texture, and a richer flavor than their younger white mushroom siblings.  They are not as hearty as the portobella but also not as expensive.  Because of that, I find them to be great to use in a variety of dishes!

There is a lot of back and forth about the cleaning of mushrooms.  Some feel that using water to clean them is fine while others think that in doing so minimizes the flavor (due to mushrooms being porous and getting water-logged).  Personally I gently wipe my mushrooms off with a clean, damp cloth to remove the dirt.

Below are some great dishes from Green Door Hospitality that include Cremini Mushrooms.  Simply click on the image to be taken to recipe!

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Pork Chops with Brandy and Mushrooms

iCremini Mushrooms in Cream Sauce

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Cremini and Shitake Mushroom Stuffing

13 comments on “Ingredient Spotlight: Cremini Mushrooms

  1. leaner by the lake
    April 23, 2013

    You have me sold on that risotto. Hello, pinot as an ingredient! Yes please! I’m a big mushroom fan, as I’ve been vegan for a lot of the last year. They are a great meat substitute and bulk up salads well. Plus, they’re little flavor bombs and there are so many varieties to mix it up with. Nice round up, here!

  2. Neaten Your Nest
    April 23, 2013

    My husband LOVES mushrooms. I need to try the risotto and the pork chops for him!

  3. Home Seasons
    April 23, 2013

    Mm, the stuffed mushrooms look delicious!

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    April 24, 2013

    I love cremini mushrooms, very flavorful!

  5. now at home mom
    April 24, 2013

    these look delicious Kenley! but the Pork chops look amazing! just took note of your recipe! 🙂

  6. gotasté
    April 25, 2013

    I have them here and it is common on my dinning table. lovely post…and recipes.

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