How to Clean Mushrooms

  • Brush off any debris from mushrooms with fingers or a damp paper towel, or rinse briefly under running water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • If the mushroom stem is tough, trim it before using.
  • For shiitakes, stems can be removed before use.
  • For portobello, gills may be removed base on individual preference. Most people prefer to keep the gills intact for more flavor.