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*Mushroom varieties by the kg may not be available on certain delivery days, as they are freshly harvested before delivery we will be in contact with crop availability for the week once the order is placed*
Chestnuts also known as Scaly Flame Caps (Pholiota Adiposa) have become one of our most popular varieties. They have an amazing nutty flavor and retains a slightly crunchy texture after cooking.
Chestnut mushrooms are small in size, averaging 3-10 centimeters in diameter, and grow in tight clusters with convex caps on top of tall, slender stems. The caps are firm and can range in color from golden-orange to brick red depending on maturity, and the color gradually fades to white around the edges. The top of the cap may also contain some white flakes. The crowded gills are cream to ivory when young, turning a purple-grey to brown as the mushroom ripens and the stem is slender and off-white to pale yellow. Chestnut mushrooms have a light, woodsy scent, and when cooked, they retain their firm, crisp texture and offer a mild, earthy, nutty taste, which may become bitter as they mature
Chestnut mushrooms must be cooked and are best suited for boiling, sautéing, and pan-frying. Due to their small size, they can be used whole stems included and Chestnuts are quite satisfying while chewing, they retain a little bit of snap to the stem after cooking, with a similar texture to that of asparagus. They are commonly used in risottos, stir-fries, soups, stews, bruschetta, and egg dishes such as scrambles, frittatas, or omelets. They can also be pan-fried and served as a side dish to salmon or grilled steak, or pickled for extended use. Chestnut mushrooms pair well with grilled meats, seafood, garlic, onions, chives, sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, tarragon, parsley, red wine, miso, and creamy cheeses like ricotta, Gruyere, and Emmentaler