Mushroom picking season begins. When we return from the forest with a basket of mushrooms, they must be prepared quickly - fresh ones do not last long. Let's learn how to quickly salt or pickle mushrooms.
The mushroom picking season begins . When we return from the forest with a basket of mushrooms , they must be prepared quickly - fresh ones do not last long. Let's learn how to quickly salt or pickle mushrooms .
Most mushrooms are suitable for pickling . Mushrooms, white mushrooms, chanterelles, porcini mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, butter mushrooms - those mushrooms that grow where it is cool. They appear closer to autumn.
It is for pickling that gourds and ryzhis are well suited, and the older they are, the better. Any mushrooms can be pickled .
Artificially grown mushrooms such as champignons are not suitable for salting , although they are also sometimes salted, but here the question is in the recipe. Champignons can be eaten even raw. Forest wild mushrooms often cannot be eaten raw, they must be boiled, salted or at least frozen, and then cooked.
The methods of salting mushrooms are no different from salting fish, meat and vegetables.
The first method is dry, when the mushrooms are simply sprinkled with salt and spices are added. As a rule, 10 g of salt is used for 1 kg of mushrooms . This ratio works with any pickling mushroom .
The second method is liquid or wet. This recipe has 2 options: quick and long. With quick salting , mushrooms are boiled, brine is prepared (spices, salt, herbs), everything is cooled, mixed and put in the refrigerator. You can eat such mushrooms for a week. If you want mushrooms to be stored for a long time, pasteurization is necessary. This is a long method of liquid pickling .
Mushrooms need to be cleaned, washed from sand and earth. If necessary, soak it, it depends on the type of mushrooms . Next, let's see if there is everything needed for pickling : it is easiest to take salt, preferably coarse, and pepper. You won't even need water.
However, there are more interesting options. In addition to salt, add a bay leaf, black peppercorns, allspice, you can add a little cloves, even some spices like adjika - it all depends on your personal preferences. You can use your favorite aromatic herbs that grow in the garden or window.
It is best to salt in a wooden barrel. Preserve - in a glass. The worst option for preservation is iron. It is better not to use plastic at all, although it is now very popular.
If you have not yet decided on the perfect recipe for salted mushrooms , try one of the options for a start. To begin with, you can take a bay leaf, allspice, black peppercorns, some aromatic pepper and coarse sea salt. Mix all this in a bowl and spread evenly in a barrel or jar. You can pour it in layers, but it is better to mix it.
It is desirable, of course, that the salted mushrooms stand for at least a week. If the mushrooms are very small, you can take them out after 3 days and try to see if they are ready. Moreover, before tasting, it is advisable to wash off the excess salt, if it has not completely dissolved.
It is better to store mushrooms in a cool place: a pantry, basement or refrigerator. Because if the house is warm, even salted mushrooms can spoil.