How to Roast Mushrooms

Eaten plain or without cooking, mushrooms can be bland and flavorless. The best way to add flavor to mushrooms and reduce the sponginess and sliminess of the texture is to roast them. First, one can wash the mushrooms and spin them dry if one so chooses. Next, one simply has to roast them in the oven at 375 degrees, but in order to get the best texture and derive a flavorful mushroom liquid that can be used like soy sauce, one should drain the mushroom pan after 15 minutes of roasting. Losing all of that water will have them shrink to around half their size. The finished mushrooms can be added to a wide assortment of dishes or even be eaten on their own.

Key Takeaways:

  • The best tasting mushrooms are meaty, penetrating, and are well seasoned.
  • Roasted mushrooms are tasty accompaniments to sautéed vegetable dishes, pasta, or even salads.
  • Allowing mushrooms to roast for about 15 minutes, then draining their liquid lowers preparation time, leads to better browning, and offers a tasty sauce.

“A moderate temperature is good for mushrooms, as you want to give them plenty of time to lose their internal moisture and concentrate in flavor.”

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