The Chestnut mushroom (Pholiota adiposa), is a wood loving mushroom that forms dense clusters of beautiful, brown-orange gilled mushrooms with a slightly shaggy cap.
It can be mistaken for the Baby Bella or Crimini mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) because of their shape and color. However, Chestnut Mushrooms are not related to Portabellas or White button mushrooms which are grown in composted manure, while Chestnuts are grown in sawdust.
This mushroom has a great texture and maintains its shape well even after cooking. It has a mild, earthy and nutty flavor. It excels in miso and other brothy soups, in stir fry, in Spaghetti sauce, as a pizza topping and so much more, retaining a pleasantly crunchy, chewy texture, as well as its’ shape and appearance.
Potential Health Benefits:
Various studies point to this mushroom having anti-tumor and anti-microbial effects, as well as aiding with hypertension.
Chestnut Mushroom Bourguignon
Prep Time5 mins Cook Time15 mins Total Time20 mins Servings: 2 Author: Kate Ford | The Veg Space