Tiny strands of mushrooms
Enoki mushrooms grow in a cluster and have very long stem, around 10cm high. They are harvested at the roots to keep them together, which need to be removed before cooking. Enoki mushrooms can be eaten raw and added to salad or noodle dishes or added to stir-fries, soups and risottos. Enoki mushrooms require little cooking, so make sure you add them at the end of the recipe. When buying enoki, look for creamy white colour with perky stems and a 'grown in Australia' label.
How to prepare:
- Trim roots at the base and discard.
- Gently seperate each strand.
- Stir through at the end of cooking.
- Do not over cook.
Enoki mushrooms have a very mild and delicate mushroom flavour.
They have a light crunch in texture, which softens when cooked.