Spotlight on The Flavorful Fungi
What’s not to love about flavorful, functional fungi? In addition to their hearty texture and umami-rich taste, many mushroom varieties are packed with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Grocery stores stock mushroom-based wellness teas, coffees and elixirs—often made with less common types such as cordyceps and lion’s mane—that are purported to boost energy and immune function. On the restaurant side, chefs incorporate meaty morel, trumpet, oyster, maitake and cremini mushrooms into creative dishes to offer a punch of earthy flavor or serve as a satisfying substitute for beef or seafood. Mushroom mania has truly become a global phenomenon.
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As consumers try to adjust to the “new normal” in a stressful time, it’s no surprise that comfort meals are soaring in popularity—and hearty, satisfying dishes featuring mushrooms fit the bill. Get inspired with these delicious recipe ideas, all showcasing flavorful fungi.
Wild Mushroom Pad Thai
Griffith Foods Aromatic Thai Seasoning and Pad Thai Sauce bring nuanced flavors and a burst of umami to an on-trend plant-based dish: Wild Mushroom Pad Thai.
Shitake and Baby Bella Mushroom Risotto
An umami-packed blend of roasted shiitake and cremini mushrooms, creamed together with arborio rice and fresh thyme to create a rich vegetarian risotto—a simple yet upscale home entrée.
Fried Mushroom Scalloped Potatoes
Sliced, pan-fried white button and shiitake mushrooms, Swiss cheese, russet potatoes and cream—baked together for a flavorful twist on the ultimate comfort food.
White Mushroom Pizza
White pizza loaded with garlic-herb sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and a blend of Fontina and mozzarella cheeses, finished with a drizzle of olive oil.
Meaty, umami-rich and versatile
Chef Jordi Gállego Paz, Senior Development Chef, finds ways to incorporate fresh, frozen and dehydrated mushrooms in a variety of applications–adding a complex aroma, meaty texture and savory, umami-rich flavor to any dish.