We adore mushrooms for their forever-expanding versatility and their easy to add, nutritional value! Often it’s sliced button mushrooms that we conveniently throw into our meals but we mustn’t forget above the delicious larger varieties.
Portabella Mushrooms or sometimes named Portobello mushrooms, are a fantastic larger variety, with a firm and dense meaty texture and deep rich flavour. They also add a gorgeous element of unami to meals. Whether they’re simply tossed on the BBQ, or used as an edible base for oven-baked eggs, portabella’s are a fantastic mushroom variety to cook with.
See the guide below to learn about how to prepare portabella mushrooms, which flavour pairings work best, and of course to see delicious mushroom recipe ideas.
Watch the video to learn how to prepare a portabella mushroom or follow the handy infographic below:
How to use portabella mushrooms
Unlike some other varieties that can be eaten fresh in salads, portabella mushrooms are best when cooked. They can be pan fried, oven baked or barbecued to perfection with simple seasonings.
How long does it take to bake a portabella mushroom?
After lightly seasoning your portabella mushroom with olive oil and salt and pepper, transfer to a moderate 180°C oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the mushroom.
The best flavour pairings
- Olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Layered in a tomato caprese salad
- Sliced and added to risotto
- As an alternative to a burger bun
- Filled with an egg, and baked
- Pilaf mushrooms
- Sliced, pan-fried and served with fritters and poached eggs
Portabella mushroom recipes
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