Our Mushrooms

Portabella Mushrooms

  • Whole Portabellas (with stem and root attached): Average Case Count -10-15 count, 4.5 to 6 inch diameter
  • Portabellini ® Mushrooms (baby Portabellas): Average Case Count -15-25 count, 3 to 4.5 inch diameter
  • Sliced Ingredient Portabellas
  • Portabella Caps
  • Cubed Portabellas

Portabellas Portabello

Description:
It is the largest of the mushrooms, and has a tan/brown cap.

Flavor:
Portabellas have a deep meat-like flavor, and substantial texture.

Usage:
Serve whole or sliced, grilled, baked or deep fried, or as an appetizer, side-dish or entrée. A delicious vegetarian alternative as a meat substitute.

Also the Portabella is great in stir-frys, sautés and sauces.

Pack Sizes and Availability

All Monterey Mushrooms products are packed in 3 or 5 or 10 pound bulk foodservice cases and are available year round in most markets.

Storage and Handling

  • Immediately refrigerate after receiving. Store between 34°-38°F and 85-90% humidity.
  • Mushrooms keep for at least a week in the refrigerator.
  • Keep mushrooms in original packaging until ready to use.
  • Once opened, store mushrooms in a brown paper bag.
  • Fresh Mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sautéed mushrooms will keep for up to a month.
  • Do not store near pungent items as mushrooms may absorb strong odors.
  • Do not stack heavy items on top of mushroom containers.
  • Do not wash before storage. When ready to use, wipe gently with damp cloth or soft brush to remove dirt. For volume preparation, quickly rinse in cool water; drain. Shake gently to remove excess water. Do not soak mushrooms because they absorb water which speeds up deterioration.

Menu Application and Usage

Monterey Mushrooms products enhance a variety of dishes and fit a wide range of menus:

  • Top burgers or sandwiches with grilled or sautéed mushrooms.
  • Grill whole Portabellas for rich, meaty vegetarian sandwiches or burgers.
  • Stuff Portabella caps or jumbo white mushrooms with a variety of fillings.
  • Top pizza with sliced white mushrooms or Portabellas.
  • Toss mushrooms into stir-fry, pasta or salad.
  • Sauté, braise or grill to enhance entrees, soups, sauces and stuffings.
  • Marinate or sauté and serve as a side dish.