Learn To Cook: How to Properly Prepare Portobello Mushrooms

Learn To Cook: How to Properly Prepare Portobello Mushrooms

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Even basic ingredients can require kitchen know-how to prep. In this video clip, Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to prepare a key ingredient: portobello mushrooms. Learn more tips and techniques in the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School.

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  • Karol Santiago on August 12, 2020

    She's crazy! That 'muddy'/earthy flavor, is the best part of mushrooms. Put some garlic and evoo, cook it and eat all of it xD

  • Ricardo Campos on August 12, 2020

    Then what

  • Michael Lane on August 12, 2020

    Just stop!! The gills and the stems are great, I wouldn't imagine eating them any other way. What a waste!

  • Rick Miclat on August 12, 2020

    youre doing it wrong and save the gills

  • Manu Zavala on August 12, 2020

    you don't need to discard the stems either, they're fibrous sure, but still delicious, the fact that it has a different texture from the cap doesn't mean you shouldn't eat it

  • Ju Valca on August 12, 2020

    Inconclusive tutorial….

  • Jason of the Forest on August 12, 2020

    Real men eat gills.

  • Vanessa Whitney on August 12, 2020

    Oh well I ate it whole whatever

  • Cath HL on August 12, 2020

    “And you don’t want to eat dirt.” 😆

  • CrisMelo DotCom on August 12, 2020

    I cannot simply wipe the tops. Must rinse under water.

  • Wynand Koegelenberg on August 12, 2020

    Disposing of the stem and the gills? What insanity and waste is this; these "spare parts" is what creates the flavour? Cut the stem, rinse the gills and air-dry on a wire rack. Then simply fill the upside down mushroom with finely chopped stem, grated cheese (my favourite is a mix of sharp cheddar & mozzarella), salt & black pepper (and finely chopped bacon bits if you're entertaining Americans), a slight drizzle of olive oi;l and then in the oven under the grill for 8 minutes. The perfect appetizer or ideal companion to steak.

  • Cujucuyo on August 12, 2020

    I've found most of the stems really good and flavorful, specially in stroganoff where they become very tender or baked inside puff pastry, don't waste the stems!

  • ruthb1151 on August 12, 2020

    Thank you!

  • Hammer_Tongs on August 12, 2020

    what a waste

  • Ifty on August 12, 2020

    and at the end you're left with nothing to eat

  • alonzo calvillo on August 12, 2020

    This lady does not know what she is talking about!

  • Michelle Mc on August 12, 2020

    Simple enough I will give it a try

  • Mattk k on August 12, 2020

    Take a mushroom, remove/trim everything and voila, nothing is left. Thanks for this shitty advice

  • Jona on August 12, 2020

    Yeah her tone doesn't seem like she knows what she is talking about.

  • Min Dins on August 12, 2020

    would it be ok to share this on my page on Monday? I am doing a portobello mushroom recipe and instruct them to watch a video to show them how to clean.

  • Mel Oon on August 12, 2020

    Can u wash the mushroom? If no, why not? Thks.

  • digitalcurrents on August 12, 2020

    Now what? Do I fry them or boil them?

  • dgmoocher D r on August 12, 2020

    Agree except…I wash the cow and animal dung off in water, sorry. Wiping with a towel doesn't do it for me.

  • Rod Pederson on August 12, 2020

    The stem will come off easily by rocking it back and forth once or twice while gently pulling. A soft brush will remove any dirt left on top of the mushroom without wetting it. (There are brushes made specifically for cleaning mushrooms.)

  • Bill y on August 12, 2020

    why not just chuck the whole thing in the bin?

  • chan lindamom on August 12, 2020

    I want to produce and plant black mushroom but i don't know it clearly so how can i do to plant it? . Can you tell me.

  • Maria R. on August 12, 2020

    😒Girl, if you don't just pull off the stem with your hand and rinse under the sink…she's so extra lol.

  • Мабуся G on August 12, 2020


  • Fishermen Trans13 on August 12, 2020

    so keep the gills I'm just starting this transition

  • Csanád Pávai on August 12, 2020

    Oh and stems, that's the other thing. Yes, sometimes they can get old and woody, but this is not always the case. And if they are still fresh and good to eat, it's a terrible waste to throw them out.

  • Csanád Pávai on August 12, 2020

    Who started this nonsense with removing the gills?? I've been popping into this several times recently, though exclusively on American food blogs. Don't touch the gills, and whoever says otherwise, just ignore them. It's silly.

  • Ferret Face on August 12, 2020

    Don't waste… Save the stems an gills for a delicious mushroom sauce.

  • cloudfan notthatcloud on August 12, 2020

    Mushroom butchery. The gills are very flavorful and mushroomy, not muddy. The stems are a little firmer than the cap, but still delicious. If the dark color is bothersome, buy the white ones and don't use these.

  • teammelli91 on August 12, 2020

    Paul Stamets brought me here.

  • David Cook on August 12, 2020

    Where can I see you cook these?

  • T.I.V on August 12, 2020

    Such bullshit. Funny how people have their own opinions. NEVER discard anything from the mushrooms and you need to properly wash them! If you do take out the gills and the stem incorparate them into the meal some how, the flavor is great!

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