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|Food Buzz: History of Mushrooms|
Portobellini mushrooms are medium in size with caps averaging 5-7 centimeters in diameter and are connected to a thick stem. Slightly smaller than the portabella mushroom, but larger than a crimini, the dark brown caps are smooth, firm, and thick. Underneath the cap, there are dark, exposed, fleshy gills, but some may be still covered with the cotton-like membrane or veil, depending on maturity. When the veil tears, a small white ring will be left around the stem and the stem is white, dense, fibrous, and slightly detached. When cooked, Portobellini mushrooms are chewy and tender with meat-like consistency and have a mild, nutty, and earthy flavor.
Portobellini mushrooms are available year-round.
Portobellini mushrooms, botanically classified as Agaricus bisporus, are a common variety that belongs to the Agaricaceae family. Also known as Baby Bella mushrooms and Mini Portobellos, Portobellini mushrooms are the more mature stage of the white button mushroom and are the slightly immature version of the portabella mushroom, with the crimini mushroom being one step below in size and age. These mushrooms are both found in the wild and are cultivated on a large scale with the only difference being merely age and size. Portobellini mushrooms are favored by home chefs for their small size and rich earthy flavor and are extremely versatile in culinary applications in many different global cuisines.
Portobellini mushrooms contain vitamin D, fiber, niacin, copper, selenium, and phosphorus.
Portobellini mushrooms are best suited for cooked applications such as sautéing, boiling, broiling, grilling, and baking. Before cooking, the mushrooms should be wiped with a damp paper towel, lightly rinsed and patted dry, or brushed to be cleaned. Both the stems and caps can be used, and they can be stuffed with bread crumbs, cheese, and sausage and baked for a hearty appetizer or side dish, grilled whole for mushroom sliders, or chopped and mixed into ground meat for additional protein. They can also be sliced and mixed into salads, soups, stews, pasta, rice dishes, grilled for fajitas, or baked into macaroni and cheese. Portobellini mushrooms pair well with teriyaki sauce, cream-based sauces, pesto, poultry, beef, pork, crab, avocado, tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, spinach, leafy greens, butter beans, green onion, leeks, garlic, kefalotyri cheese, blue cheese, feta, rice, and noodles. They will keep up to one week when stored in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
Throughout history, versions of the Agaricus bisporus have been used in many different ancient cultures. In Egypt, they were revered by the Egyptians, who believed the mushrooms gave the consumer special powers or eternal life. In Rome, they were ofassified as the “food of the Gods” or cibus diorum, and in Russian and Mexican folklore, mushrooms gave people superhuman strength. In addition to cultural folklore, the mushrooms were used in traditional Chinese medicine to help regulate the body’s energy and to increase milk production for breastfeeding mothers.
Portobellini mushrooms have been growing wild since ancient times, and varieties of Agaricus bisporus were first cultivated in Europe in the 17th century. Today Portobellini mushrooms are primarily cultivated and are widely available at supermarkets, farmers markets, and specialty grocers in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
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|Shorehouse Kitchen||La Jolla CA||858-459-3300|
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|Civico 1845||San Diego CA||574-210-4025|
|Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens||Escondido CA||915-861-2297|
|Vino Carta Solana Beach||Encinitas CA||858-353-2815|
|The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza||Oceanside CA||760-310-1535|
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|Bekker's Catering||San Diego CA||619-287-9027|
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Recipes that include Portobellini Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
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