Chef's Hack: ​How to Make a Quick & Easy Mushroom Garnish in 30 Seconds! by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef

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4 years ago

Looking for a special, flavorful garnish for that upscale steakhouse meal presentation? Here's a 30-second chef’s hack that will make you look like a pro! Just remember to save those mushroom peels and stems and re-purpose into a rich stock or flavorful sauce! Here's how:

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

You can serve your beautiful mushrooms on top of grilled steak (or any way you like)!

Music by Kevin MacLeod
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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
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 Gaggero, Our 30Seconds Resident Chef
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 A. Schmitz 30Seconds
So amazing! Don't worry, your secrets are safe with us, LOL! xoxo Chef Gigi Gaggero

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