Frozen porcini mushrooms
Frozen porcini mushrooms are one of the leading products of Modima d.o.o. The freezing process preserves the porcini mushrooms’ freshness, texture, and taste. This process makes them a convenient and easy ingredient for cooking. In addition to frozen porcini mushrooms, fresh porcini mushrooms are also available in season.
SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE BORAGE
Boletus edulis, better known as the borage or autumn mushroom, is a type of wild mushroom that is highly sought after for its rich flavor and meaty texture. They are usually found in summer and autumn, often growing in forests near spruce trees. These mushrooms have a distinctive brownish-red cap, which can reach a diameter of up to 20 cm, and a thick, white stem, which can reach a height of up to 15 cm. The mushroom’s cap is smooth and dry, and the stalk is usually firm and solid.
PORCINI MUSHROOM FLAVOUR
The taste of porcini mushrooms is considered one of the best among wild mushrooms. It is described as rich with a slight sweetness. It is also known for its firm texture, which gives it a fleshy and chewy texture. Porcini mushrooms can be used in various dishes and are often found in gourmet cuisine. They can be stewed, grilled, or fried. They are a popular ingredient in pasta dishes, risotto, and soups. They go well with meats such as steaks, pork, and game and can also be added to sauces and dressings to enhance the flavor.
BENEFITS OF USING FROZEN PORCINI MUSHROOMS
One of the advantages of using frozen porcini mushrooms is that they are always ready to use. Unlike fresh mushrooms, which can spoil quickly, frozen porcini mushrooms can be stored in the freezer for several months, ensuring a constant supply of mushrooms for your cooking needs. Another thing to keep in mind about frozen porcini mushrooms is that they can be stored for up to one year. When preparing frozen porcini mushrooms, it is important not to thaw them completely but to use them while still half-frozen.
PICKING PORCINI MUSHROOMS
Picking porcini mushrooms is demanding and requires a certain level of skill and knowledge. The steps involved in picking porcini mushrooms are described in general below.
Before you start picking porcini mushrooms, you need to be able to identify the different types of mushrooms that grow in your area. Recognizing this will ensure that only edible mushrooms end up in your basket. Finding the right location: The location of the mushrooms is also essential. Yuccas usually grow in the woods near spruce, birch, and pine trees.
PICKING PORCINI MUSHROOMS
Boxwoods usually grow in forests in summer and autumn. When you find a borage, carefully cut it at the base of the stem with a sharp knife or scissors. Be careful not to damage the surrounding area, as this can prevent further mushroom growth. Place the mushroom in a basket or bag.
STORING PORCINI MUSHROOMS
Once you have picked your porcini mushrooms, they must be stored properly to ensure their freshness and quality. Store fresh mushrooms in a paper bag in the fridge, where they will keep for several days. Frozen mushrooms can be held in the freezer for several months. Mushroom picking can be a rewarding and fun experience. Still, it is crucial to be aware of the correct picking procedures and to take precautions to preserve the environment. Due to their high demand, porcini mushrooms are often considered a delicacy and expensive when bought fresh. The advantage of porcini and other mushrooms is that they can be frozen.