Have you noticed that when you rinse off your mushrooms nothing happens? The dirt still remains.
While working at a charming wedding reception center, I learned this trick to make your veggie platers look amazing with perfectly white (or brown) mushrooms.
To get a good clean, put the mushrooms in a Ziploc Bag
. Next, add water, cover them completely, then add a teaspoon or more of salt. ( I use about 3t.) Now, shake the bag and give the mushrooms a good quick churn. This cuts the dirt and grime clean away. This is a quick process. You never want to let mushrooms soak too long.
If any culinary folks read this, they may say to never wash mushrooms because it takes away flavor, but, after seeing how much plain ol’ dirt comes off of them, you will want to wash them every time, regardless of flavor.
Do you know of any more fruit or veggie wash techniques?