How to choose and store mushrooms

All the tips you need to store, prepare and choose fresh mushrooms. 

Large brown flat mushrooms

Also known as portabella, large brown flat mushrooms have a meaty texture that’s ideal for grilling. Cook them and add to veggie burgers.

Large brown flat mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms 

Shiitake mushrooms are a key ingredient in Chinese and Japanese cooking. They also add rich flavour to soups and risottos.

Shiitake mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms

Mild-flavoured enoki mushrooms have long, thin stems. Enjoy them raw in salads, or shallow-fry and add to Korean rice bowls.

Enoki mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms

Named for their shape, oyster mushrooms have a subtle flavour and delicate texture. 

Oyster mushrooms

Storage 

Keep mushrooms in a paper bag or cloth bag to prevent sweating. Store in the crisper section of the fridge.

Preparation

Don’t wash mushrooms – they absorb liquid. Simply brush any dirt off with a damp cloth or pastry brush. Trim the stems.

Choosing your mushrooms

All the fresh mushrooms available at Coles are 100 per cent Australian grown. Get to know some of the delicious varieties.

 


Try our no-waste mushroom tip

Transform mushroom stems into a French-style savoury paste. Finely chop trimmed stems and sauté over low heat with butter, crushed garlic, finely chopped shallot and chopped thyme or parsley. When tender, add a splash of white wine and cook until liquid evaporates. Enjoy on sourdough toast, or use as a pasta filling.

Oyster mushrooms