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The Best Way To Freeze Mushrooms For Lengthy Freshness
Experts agree the best way to store mushrooms in the fridge is to put them in a paper bag or container with a paper towel, but a freezer keeps them fresh for much longer.
However, when raw mushrooms are frozen then defrosted, the released moisture can make them mushy. Cooking them first is the best way to release some of that moisture.
Steam-blanching your mushrooms with lemon juice will destroy destructive enzymes. When you’re done, put them in ice water, strain, bring them to room temperature, and then store.
You can also try cooking your mushrooms by sautéing them in a little bit of neutral oil over medium-high heat for about five minutes until they’re tender.
Finally, flash-freezing mushrooms by placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet and putting them in the freezer until they harden will preserve them for up to nine months.