In the refrigerator the mushrooms in the clear can be stored not more than 2-3 days, as they can become weather-beaten and dark. In a plastic bag, the shelf life of mushrooms increases to 6-7 days. Longer to store mushrooms is very dangerous – they can harm human health.
To increase the shelf life of mushrooms, you can put them in the freezer. There they can remain for very long time without losing its beneficial qualities. However, they need to defrost portions and re-freeze best not to.
To freeze fresh mushrooms, should be thoroughly washed, dried, trim off the excess and cut to pieces. If the mushrooms are small, they can be left whole. Next, the mushrooms should be placed in the bags, tie tightly and freeze.
Keep mushrooms in frozen, you can pre-fry them in a pan with a small amount of sunflower oil. Toasted so the mushrooms should be folded into a container and freeze. The shelf life of mushrooms cooked this way is 6 months.
To preserve mushrooms you can and boiled. For this purpose, the mushrooms should be washed and boiled in salted water, cooling, well dried, put in bags and freeze. Shelf life frozen boiled mushrooms – 6 months.
Mushrooms can be saved, if they are marinated. To do this, prepare the marinade. In 1 liter of boiling water, add 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 5 peas of black and fragrant pepper, 1 Bay leaf. Add 1 kg of mushrooms and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour 50 grams of vinegar and fill the jars. The next day, the mushrooms will be ready to eat. Store in the refrigerator.
There is another way to preserve mushrooms is drying, which can be made in the oven, in the sun or in the shade. Shelf life dried mushrooms in about 1 year. Before cooking the mushrooms should be soaked in cold water for 2-3 hours.