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Old 08-11-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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Here's my newest flush that just came in. Hmm problem is I don't know how to cook these or what with. I often see them sold with the stem cut off, is there any reason to do this? I think you would be losing out on nutritional content by doing that, but maybe I'm wrong?

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Old 08-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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I take the stems out, and use them in stir-fry, just sliced and cooked like any other mushroom. If this thread turns out like Laurel's did a few days ago, you'll get much better suggestions than this.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:54 PM   #3
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I usually cook with the stems. My wife cuts them off when she cooks - she says they're too tough.

You can cook them just like you would any other mushrooms but most people will only use them in an Asian stir-fry. I've used them in a mushroom risotto and just last week, my wife cooked it in some Alfredo sauce. It just takes a little longer to cook them than you would with regular mushrooms.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:02 AM   #4
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Chop them coursely...
Put into a bowl with some (water about an inch)...
Microwave untill they reduce in volume by about half...
Put into frying pan (water and all)...
Cover in fresh ground pepper...
Pour in a pint of milk...
Reduce until only a coating remains...
Some salt if you like...

Done. Sounds like a bit process but it only takes a few minutes and they will be the best mushrooms you've ever tasted...

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Old 08-12-2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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Save them for adding to Stock if they have gotten too woody.
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