The Portabella mushroom kit really popped up and filled the box. Harvesting 2 1/4 pounds was pretty exciting.What’s even better, is it’s “pinning” again! That means all the tiny buttons of mushrooms are forming. It took about a week till harvest, so there will be more on the way soon. For this flush I made a bacon–blue cheese filling for phyllo appetizers and some pickled stems, along with throwing a few into omelets and stir-fries during the week.
In the end, I was ready to use them up, and still had quite a few. How about drying? Seemed like a great way to preserve them.
I sliced them into 1/4-inch pieces and marinated in 2 tablespoons soy and 1 tablespoon honey for 30 minutes. They were drained and laid out on the trays of the dehydrator, I plugged it in and let it run for about 4 hours. In the end I gathered up a tiny handful of mushroom.
They were salty and chewy– kind of like mushroom jerky. A bit strange, but addictive. Only wish they would have lasted longer–I gobbled them up in a flash. Let’s hope for an overabundant harvest next week!