Phillips Gourmet, Inc. a division of Phillips Mushroom Farms, has been cultivating mushrooms since 1927. As a pioneer in the mushroom industry, Phillips Mushroom Farms was among the first to recognize and respond to the growing demand for exotic varieties. At Phillips Gourmet, Inc., we offer a number of exotic mushrooms for use in food manufacturing. The ranges of processing types we have available (through our Industrial Division) are suitable for multiple food applications. Since we grow the majority of our mushrooms on-site, we process our mushrooms within three days of harvesting. This helps maintain the mushroom's fresh flavor, color, and texture.
White Button (Agaricus bisporus) The White Button mushroom is the most popular grocery store mushroom. They're very easy to cook, hold their flavor well, are healthy and affordable. When selecting a White Button Mushroom, look for young specimens with unopened caps and no signs of bruising or sliminess.
- The White Mushroom will last longer in your refrigerator than many other mushrooms, usually around a week. It's better to store them in a paper bag rather than plastic - that will help them last longer!
- Can be used in almost any recipe.
- Try them in soups, stews, and stir-fry.
- Use them as a flavorful topping for meat, fish, poultry, or pizza.
- Marinate, sauté, skewer, or grill them.
Portabella (Agaricus bisporus)
Impressive in size and appearance with a diameter up to 6 inches. Portabellas have a longer growing cycle than Whites and Criminis resulting in a deep earthier full-bodied flavor. They have a rich medium dark brown color.
- Applicable to most cooking techniques, whole, sliced or diced
- Excellent in appetizers, side dishes, entrees, sauces, gravies, soups and stir-fries
- Use as a meat alternative in a vegetarian entree
- Compliments meat, poultry, and fish dishes
- Provides an upscale visual impact
Crimini (Agaricus bisporus)
Crimini (also known as Cremino) is a tan to brown mushroom with firm buttery texture. The Crimini has a similar shape to the White mushroom and is up to 3 inches in diameter. It has closed gills as it is immature Portabella
- Deeper, earthier flavor than white button mushrooms
- Works with every cooking method – sautéed, broiled, or microwave
- Can be used in all applications calling for white mushrooms
- Retains tawny color when cooked
Shiitake (Lentinus edodes)
Shiitakes range in color from tan to dark brown with broad, umbrella-shaped caps, wide open veils, and tan gills. Shiitakes can be up to 3 inches in diameter and their caps have a soft, spongy texture. When cooked, Shiitake mushrooms, have a mild, yet rich and woodsy flavor with a meaty texture.
- Shiitakes adapt well to most cooking techniques
- Great delicate flavor and meaty texture for stir-fry's, pasta, soups, entrees, and side dishes
- Especially suited to imparting an Oriental influence to a dish
- Provides an up-market product image
Oyster mushrooms are a species of Pleurotus and are some of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world. The king trumpet mushrooms are the largest species in the oyster mushroom genus They are simple to cook and offer a delicate and sweet flavor.
- Used in a stir-fry or sauté because they are slightly thin, and so will cook more evenly than other mushrooms