Mushrooms are delicious and healthy ingredients used in a wide variety of culinary dishes and restaurant meals. Many chefs love to cook with mushrooms because of their diverse flavors, low calorie count, zero cholesterol, and the fact that they are so versatile. You can roast them, saute them with other vegetables and spices, or you can caramelize them for a sauce. Another great cooking property they possess is their ability to soak up flavors from other ingredients they are cooked with. This vegetable is also super healthy for you and a great source of antioxidants to reduce your odds of getting cancer.
Mushrooms can be used in restaurants to make appetizers such as cream of mushroom dip which just takes 4 ingredients. 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, 1 can of Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, 2 shakes of Worcestershire sauce, and 1-2 shakes of garlic powder. Just mix it all together and your foodservice patrons will keep coming back for more.
Some of recommended mushroom dinner dishes are Portobellos with quinoa, mushroom ravioli, and double mushroom soup. These are all easy to make meals that taste out of this world.
Quinoa is already known as natures super food. A rare grain that is a complete protein. Just add some chopped shitakes to the pot as you are simmering the quinoa and the shitakes will add some of their flavor to the quinoa meal. A super healthy meal packed with protein and antioxidants.
Mushroom ravioli is another favorite dinner that italian and pasta restaurants love to serve. Just add some sliced mushrooms to the inside of the raviolis and cook them in a caramelized mushroom sauce for further flavor. This puts the old fashioned beef ravioli to shame. Macaroni grill serves a tasty version of this that is pretty good if you don’t want to cook yourself. And if you live in Atlanta, Figo makes the best raviolis ever.