Porcini mushrooms are probably one of the most sought after and preferred mushrooms.
If you have some, but you do not know exactly how to clean porcini mushrooms correctly, then in this advice you will find out.
When you pick porcini mushrooms or buy them, before you put them through any kind of processing, you must first clean them very well. Here is how that happens.
How to clean porcini mushrooms
- You must remove all parts of the mushroom that have been eaten by worms. You may not remove the light tubes, but if they have darkened or are greenish - you must remove them;
- You must very carefully wash each mushroom with a clean mushroom brush;
- The soil stuck to the mushrooms is removed, as well as other dirt that may have stuck to them;
- Then wipe the mushrooms with a clean cloth. For young porcini mushrooms, this is quite enough, but if the mushroom is older, you need to peel both the stem and the cap.
Cleaning mushrooms is a very tedious activity. If the porcini mushroom is not very dirty, you can just wipe it.