Archive for the 'Mushrooms' Category

Mushroom Pasta Sauce

For a delicious vegetarian version of fettuccine with a bolognese ragù, Chef Bill Briwa swaps mushrooms for the meat traditionally used in this classic Italian pasta sauce. You won’t miss the meat with the rich, umami-intense flavor of the mushrooms.

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Szechuan Mushroom Stir Fry

Easy to make, and packed with healthy vegetables, stir frys are a fast and flavor-packed option for your family. In this vegetarian version of a Szechuan stir fry, Chef Bill Briwa uses meaty slices of portabella mushrooms with Asian vegetables, herbs and spices.

Recipe at http://ciaprochef.com/mushrooms/recipe14/

 

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Meatloaf is the quintessential American comfort food, and Chef Bill Briwa gives this classic dish a healthy twist with mushrooms. He switches out half the ground meat with chopped mushrooms, which not only adds flavor, but can help the meatloaf from drying out.

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Mushroom Tacos

Mexican meals are healthy meals when you focus on flavor and cut out the saturated fat. Filled with a spicy blend of mushrooms and meat, these tacos are a nutritious meal your family will love. In this taco recipe, Chef Bill Briwa mixes an equal volume of chopped sautéed mushrooms and ground beef, then adds Latin seasonings like toasted cumin, chipotle chile, oregano and cilantro.

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Mushroom Chili with Chipotle

With a well-seasoned blend of sautéed mushrooms and meat, you can easily make family favorites more wholesome. In this recipe, Chef Bill Briwa adds chopped mushrooms to chili, which blend so seamlessly with the meat that your dinner-table “regulars” may not notice the switch.

Recipe at http://ciaprochef.com/mushrooms/recipe9/

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Spice up your next cocktail party with these exotic Moroccan meatballs. Inspired by the spice markets of Marrakech, and served with a fiery harissa dipping sauce, these are not your mother’s meatballs. Chef Bill Briwa replaces half of the ground meat with mushrooms for an added healthy twist.

Recipe at http://ciaprochef.com/mushrooms/recipe12/

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In this demonstration, Chef Bill Briwa shows us how to create a mushroom-meat blend in classic Mexican dishes.  Adding authentic Mexican flavors like toasted cumin, chipotle chile, oregano and cilantro, Chef Briwa uses this versatile filling in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas and more. 

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You can easily swap mushrooms for meat to make a more healthful version of an Asian classic that traditionally uses meat in dishes such as stir-fries, fried rice, or dumplings.  Chef Bill Briwa shows us how.

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From lasagna to meatballs, Chef Bill Briwa shows us a technique for blending meat with mushrooms in classic Italian recipes, making these dishes more healthful and delicious.

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Chef Bill Briwa shows us how he blends sautéed mushrooms with ground meat in burgers, meatloaf, sloppy joes, casseroles, and chili to make them more healthful meal options.

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Blending mushrooms with classic ground-meat recipes, such as burgers, meatloaf, lasagna, pasta sauce, or meatballs, can make everyday dishes more healthful and delicious. Simply replace some of the ground meat—beef, pork, chicken, or turkey—with finely chopped cooked mushrooms, reducing fat, calories, and cholesterol while boosting juiciness and flavor. For more videos and recipes go to http://www.ciaprochef.com/mushrooms/videos.html

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Mushroom Nutrition

In this video, Bart Minor, president of the Mushroom Council tell us about the health benefits of mushrooms. Mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle, and they are also a source of the essential antioxidant selenium.

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In this video, Chef Bill Briwa gives an overview of ideas for cooking with mushrooms: From serving them whole as grilled mushroom kabobs, or by sautéing sliced mushrooms for a filling in sandwiches or quesadillas.  Chef Briwa also show us how finely chopped mushrooms can be combined with ground meats in meatballs, or burgers.

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In this video, Chef Bill Briwa shows us how to properly sauté mushrooms. As he explains, the key is to start with a hot pan, cooking the mushrooms without moving them until they have completely browned on one side. In the second part of the video, Chef Briwa also demonstrates how to roast mushrooms to a perfect, golden brown with a tender but firm texture. Chef Briwa also shows us a great trick for marinating mushrooms.

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How to Clean Mushrooms

Chef Bill Briwa shows us how to properly clean mushrooms. As Chef Briwa explains, mushrooms absorb moisture easily so they should never be soaked in water.  Instead, mushrooms should be rinsed briefly under water, then patted dry with paper towels.

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In this video, Chef Bill Briwa demonstrates how to properly store fresh mushrooms. Chef Briwa shows us how mushrooms are best stored in a paper bag. Mushrooms decay more quickly when they stored in a tightly closed plastic bag. Fresh mushrooms don’t freeze well, but cooked mushrooms do. You can freeze sautéed mushrooms for up to one month so they’re ready to use in soups, omelets, braises or pasta sauces.

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