What is the boiling time for pleurotus mushrooms?
Fresh pleurotus mushrooms should be boiled for 15 to 20 minutes.
How to cook pleurotus mushrooms
1. Rinse the pleurotus thoroughly under running water before boiling to get rid of soil and debris.
2. Trim off the lower part of the stem as it is treated on heat with difficulty and remains rough.
3. The Pleurotus mushrooms are quite large mushrooms so it's better to cut them into pieces before boiling for the sake of convenience.
4. Put the mushrooms in cold water in a pot, add salt to taste and put on heat (please bear in mind that the Pleurotus give much juice during boiling, that's why pour a little amount of water just to cover the mushrooms).
A pinch of pepper and a glove of garlic can be added to give the mushrooms more pungent favor.
5. After water starts boiling, cook the Pleurotus mushrooms for 15-20 minutes at medium heat. If the mushrooms are very large, cooking time can increase up to 25 minutes.
6. After the Pleurotus mushrooms are cooked, put them in a colander, place it above the sink and shake to ensure remained water to drain off.
Your Pleurotus mushrooms are done!
The recipe of cream pleurotus mushroom soup
Ingredients for cooking cream pleurotus mushroom soup
Pleurotus mushrooms - 300 grams
Potatoes - 3-4 pcs.
Onions - 1 head
10-20% cream - 250 ml.,
Sunflower oil - 1 tbsp,
Salt, pepper, herbs - to taste.
Preparation of pleurotus mushroom soup
Wash potatoes, peel them, cut into cubes of 1 cm, and cook in a three-liter pot with 1 liter of water, then remove the potatoes, chop in a blender, add 300 ml of potato broth to the mashed potatoes and add cream. Pleurotus mushrooms should be washed and chopped; cut the upper leaves of onions and chop the cleaned onions. Saute pleurotus mushrooms and onions in butter for 5-10 minutes over medium heat, then add to potatoes. Salt and pepper, stir well, let it stand for a few minutes and sprinkle with herbs.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms look like mushrooms on a thin curved stem with a round or corniculate-shaped cap up to 30 centimeters in diameter.
- The outer surface of the Pleurotus cap is glossy, the cap itself is large and fleshy.
- The mushroom age can be determined by its appearance.
- Specifically, old Pleurotus mushrooms have caps of white and yellow color, mature mushrooms of ash violet and young mushrooms of dark gray color.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms are divided into ordinary and corniculate-shaped.
- Their main difference is that corniculate-shaped Pleurotus has a cap of light, more yellowish color and their plates have mesh connection.
- Autumn and the beginning of winter (from September to December) is the most favorable season for the Pleurotus mushrooms growing and picking as these mushrooms tolerate sub-zero temperature quite well.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms might be found in May and even in June if the weather is cold.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms grow not on the ground but on tree trunks mainly on broadleaved trees and can be found on the stubs or fallen dead trees.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms often grow in groups of several dozens with interlaced stems.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms are available all year around as they can grow not only in the natural habitat but are grown artificially and do not require special conditions for growth.
- Cooked Pleurotus mushrooms can be used in soups or main courses, these mushrooms are often added to various salads.
- Calorific value of store-bought Pleurotus is 35-40 kcal/100 gram.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms contain vitamin A (for sight), vitamin B9 (folic acid) (responsible for cell production) and the most vitamins of B group (cells growth and repair).
- Fresh mushroom can be stored in the refrigerator at temperature of 0 to +2 for no more than 15 days.
- Pack cooled boiled mushrooms in a plastic bag and put in the freezer for storing.
- The Pleurotus mushrooms has nutritional value as they contain vitamin B (cell respiration, energy and emotional human health), vitamin C (immune bolstering), vitamin E (healthy state of cells) and vitamin D (bones and hair growth and health).