Portabella Mushrooms (Agaricus Bitorquis) are an extremely large, round, firm, dark brown Mushroom. This Mushroom is the fully mature form of the White Button Mushroom. The Mushroom measures between 5 and 8 inches in diameter with an open, flat cap. Because this Mushroom is the elder of the species it's gills are fully exposed which means that some of the Mushroom's moisture has evaporated. The reduced moisture creates a dense, meaty texture and enriched flavor. This Mushroom has a delicious mild, woodsy flavor. The Portabella absorbs flavors of a dish well making it a versatile Mushroom. Use the Portabella wherever you would a White Button if you want to enhance the flavor This Mushroom comes as a 1/4" dice. A very versatile Mushroom, it can be prepared in many ways and retains it's shape well when cooked.
Portobella Mushrooms are delicious and versatile. With a rich, firm texture, they're an excellent choice for grilling or broiling. Their savory flavor compliments steaks, chops, poultry, seafood and grilled vegetables. Use them in stews, soups, couscous and casseroles. Marinate Portobella in red wine, garlic and herbs. Use whole as a meat patty replacement for a burger.