You will need
- Mushrooms, freezer
The shelf life of mushrooms depends on the chosen method. In the bottom drawer of the fridge for vegetables it is not necessary to withstand the mushrooms for longer than a week. In addition, with too long storage in mushrooms formed the not-too-healthy substances, they become dark and dried. Before you put the mushrooms in the refrigerator, washing them should not be. Otherwise they will be dark almost the eyes. They should be stored in a covered container to prevent drying. If it's a plastic bag, then every few days it needs to be open for ventilation, so that condensate formed during the evaporation did not lead to decay.
Mushrooms that are not protected with polyethylene, can be stored on any shelf of the refrigerator within 3 days. If you sustain them for a longer time, they can harm the health.
If there is no desire before the new year holidays to pay for mushrooms is almost two times more compared to their regular price, it is easier to freeze the mushrooms in advance. This way to store mushrooms, the most simple and universal. It is sufficient just rinse mushrooms from the remnants of the earth, chop into pieces of the desired size, then put in plastic containers or normal bags. The container is placed in the freezer and after freezing mushrooms successfully stored for half a year. To use them for cooking is possible according to the same recipe, and fresh mushrooms. They are good for soup and for meat with mushrooms.
The longest shelf life of mushrooms subjected to preservation or freezing. Recipes the first method of preserving fungi a great many, but is the most simple, allowing for months not to worry about the safety of the product. In order to preserve mushrooms by pickling, wash them, chop into slices, cover with water and boil for 10 minutes with a few stars cloves and a few Laurel leaves. Before you turn off the fire in the water add a tablespoon of vinegar. To store these mushrooms you need in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Advice 2 : How to preserve mushrooms
Mushrooms is fungi, which includes a large number of beneficial to human body trace elements. But as they are perishable products, it is necessary to know the rules of their storage.
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.