Crimini or “brown” mushrooms have an earthier, nuttier, more intense flavor than white mushrooms. They can usually be substituted for any recipe calling for white mushrooms, and blend well with almost anything. Their flavor intensifies when cooked. Criminis can be sautéed or cooked any way or enjoyed raw in salads. Try them sliced and sautéed on pizza, in pasta, on quesadillas, or cheeseburgers.
Portabella Mushrooms have an even more robust and intense flavor than white or crimini mushrooms. Their flavor intensifies when cooked. Portabella mushrooms are great on the grill and as a meat substitute.