Types of mushrooms
👨🍳👩🍳Shiitake mushrooms usually come dried and appear cracked. Deeper fissures and whole mushrooms with larger caps tend to have more flavour so look for those when you’re shopping. Try using them in curries, soups, or sauté them along with other vegetables!
👨🍳👩🍳Wood ear fungus also known as cloud ear mushrooms are black, thin, wrinkled mushrooms with a soft and smooth texture. They are a high source of fibre and contain many antioxidants, iron, protein, and vitamins B1 and B2.
👨🍳👩🍳Enoki mushrooms are long, skinny, white, and bunched together. They typically have a soft, chewy texture and are a highly versatile ingredient for cooking.
👨🍳👩🍳Oyster mushrooms are large, fan-shaped mushrooms with white flesh and a grey, brown exterior. They have a meaty texture when compared to other mushrooms but can also be soft textured. Try searching for canned oyster mushrooms when the fresh variety is unavailable.
👨🍳👩🍳White button mushrooms are probably what you think of when someone mentions mushrooms, they are stout, round, and white hence the name white button mushroom. Although you can eat them raw, cooking them brings out their full fragrance. Try white button mushrooms sautéed, in salads, or soups!