A Chef Shares Her Hack for How to Make an Easy & Beautiful Mushroom Garnish (30-Second Video) by Chef Gigi

Looking for a special, flavorful garnish for that upscale steakhouse dinner presentation? Here's my 30-second chef’s hack for an easy and beautiful mushroom garnish that will help you cook like a pro

You can use these pretty mushrooms as a side dish with steak, chicken and seafood, or just even in a salad. Remember to save those mushroom peels and stems and re-purpose into a rich stock or flavorful sauce. So simple and so delicious!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 


  • 8 ounces fresh white mushrooms

Here's how to make them:

  1. Slice off the mushroom stem.
  2. Place your knife under the mushroom cap and gently scrape under the edge to release the skin.
  3. Pull the skin back toward the center of the mushroom and continue all the way around until you have peeled the whole mushroom cap.
  4. Plunge the sharp tip of the knife into the mushroom cap’s spongy flesh.
  5. Make pattern around the entire mushroom cap until it's fully garnished.
  6. Serve fresh, or sauté your mushrooms in butter, garlic and white wine, or however you prefer your mushrooms.

Serve your beautiful mushrooms on top of grilled steak, or any way you like!

Music by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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Elisa Schmitz
This is such an awesome video, Chef Gigi Gaggero! I never knew how chefs made mushrooms look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inside secrets!! xoxo
Chef Gigi
Many of my family members are Vegan and they love when I make a dish filled with beautiful garnished mushrooms! So much fun and not so much work! Shhh secrets !
Elisa Schmitz
So amazing! Don't worry, your secrets are safe with us, LOL! xoxo Chef Gigi Gaggero

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