Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
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!
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!
Thanks Eileen! I really think you’ll love the risotto! It packs a lot of flavor! 🙂
My husband LOVES mushrooms. I need to try the risotto and the pork chops for him!
I think you (AND HE) will really enjoy them both!! 🙂
Mm, the stuffed mushrooms look delicious!
I love cremini mushrooms, very flavorful!
They sure are! Love them too — pry my favorite mushroom to use on a regular basis.
these look delicious Kenley! but the Pork chops look amazing! just took note of your recipe! 🙂
Really think you’ll love the pork chop recipe Ingrid! 🙂
I have them here and it is common on my dinning table. lovely post…and recipes.
Thanks Danny!! 🙂
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