Volume 6 | Issue 3

April 21, 2020

The Magic of Mushrooms


SPOTLIGHT

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact foodservice operations, chefs and restaurateurs are rapidly shifting their business models. At the same time, consumers adjusting to the “new normal” are looking to restaurants for comfort foods, convenience and special dishes that they might not be able to cook at home themselves. Meals starring the hearty texture and umami-rich taste of mushrooms fit the bill. In a world where plant-based menuing continues to soar, the appealing functional properties of fungi are ideal for creating satisfying, delicious vegetarian options, blended burgers and more. Chefs can incorporate meaty morel, trumpet, oyster, maitake and cremini mushrooms as a punch of earthy flavor or a satisfying substitute for beef or seafood. Many mushroom varieties pack an impressive punch of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, too. In fact, food scientists are harnessing the power of mushrooms to create nutrition powders and shelf-life extenders. Whether dehydrated, cooked or concentrated, mushroom mania has the power to strengthen your menu offerings.










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Custom Culinary® Gold Label Mushroom Base and Passport Global Flavors™ by Custom Culinary® Korean-Style Sweet Heat Sauce bring nuanced flavors and a burst of umami to an on-trend plant based dish: WILD MUSHROOM PAD THAI. Watch the video!

From rustic sandwiches to warm soups and pasta dishes, mushrooms bring appealing texture, flavor and aroma to the comfort foods your consumers are craving. Try these recipes from Custom Culinary® as inspiration!


RECIPES FEATURING
CUSTOM CULINARY® BRANDED PRODUCTS


Exotic ingredients brought together to add intense flavors in a familiar application. Featuring Master’s Touch® Demi-Glace Sauce Concentrate, Angel Hair Pasta with Wild Mushrooms combines a buttery garlic sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and angel hair pasta topped with parmesan cheese and parsley.

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Colorful ingredients brought together to add intense flavors in a familiar application. Featuring  Gold Label True Foundations™ Chicken Stock Concentrate, Mala Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein is made up of chicken, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, and onions.

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A robust combination of hearty flavors that bring warmth anytime of the year. Featuring Master’s Touch® Roasted Garlic Flavor Concentrate and Custom Culinary® Gold Label Savory Roasted® Chicken Base, Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup brings together the wholesome flavors of porcini mushrooms, leeks, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, thyme, cream, and sherry.

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Familiar ingredients brought together in an innovative format for a twist on a classic dish. Featuring Gold Label True Foundations™ Beef Liquid Stock Concentrate, Marsala and Porcini Mushroom Flank Steak brings together the rich flavors of steak, Italian seasoning, porcini powder, green onions, garlic, marsala wine, shallots, and spring greens.

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Unique ingredients brought together in an innovative format for a twist on a classic dish. Featuring Gold Label Mushroom Base, Crayfish and Mushroom Ragout combines the bold flavors of shallots, garlic, crepes, Penrod, white wine, thyme, and crayfish.
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A dish full of rich flavors and ingredients that pairs so perfectly with the main course. Featuring  Gold Label Mushroom Base and Master’s Touch®  Hollandaise Sauce Concentrate, Mushroom Polenta with Curry Hollandaise consists of garlic, shallots, mushrooms, cornmeal, egg yolks, madras curry, sour cream, and cream cheese.
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Branded Products


Product No. 9530
Custom Culinary® Gold Label Mushroom Base 
 
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Product No. 9800
Custom Culinary® Savory Roasted® Vegetable Base 
 
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Product No. 6811
Custom Culinary® Gold Label True Foundations Beef Liquid Stock Concentrate 

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Product No. 9664
Custom Culinary® Gold Label Marsala Sauce

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Product No. 9815
Custom Culinary® Master’s Touch® Roasted Garlic Flavor Concentrate 
 
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Product No. 1288
Custom Culinary® Master’s Touch® Cream Soup Base 
 
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MENU INSPIRATION FEATURING
CUSTOM CULINARY® PROPRIETARY PRODUCTS



FRIED PORTOBELLO SANDWICH
A fresh portobello mushroom cap breaded, fried and served on a toasted brioche bun, topped with fresh arugula, feta cheese, sliced red onion and a drizzle of Custom Culinary® Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze.
 
WILD MUSHROOM MAC
Umami-rich Custom Culinary® Cremini Mornay Sauce folded into tender cavatappi pasta, topped with truffled panko and baked until golden-brown.
 
FUNGI FLATBREAD
Crispy flatbread slathered with a mushroom pesto made with Custom Culinary® Portobello Mushroom Base, topped with blistered cherry tomatoes, melty mozzarella pearls, sliced red onion and seared oyster mushrooms.
 
BLENDED ‘SHROOM BURGER
A ground beef patty blended with Custom Culinary® Cremini Mushroom Base, grilled and served on a toasted bun, topped with smoked Gouda, tomato-onion jam, wilted kale and crispy thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms.
 
MAITAKE MARSALA MELT
Seared maitake mushrooms tossed in savory Custom Culinary® Roasted Garlic Marsala Sauce, served on grilled sourdough and topped with gooey cheese curds, crispy fried shallots and fresh parsley.
 
SEARED HALIBUT STEW
Delicate seared halibut served atop a bed of caramelized cipollini onions, roasted rainbow carrots and broccoli rabe. Finished with a ladle of Custom Culinary® Porcini Bacon Broth and a sprinkle of crispy fried quinoa.


PROPRIETARY PRODUCTS* 
  • Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze
  • Cremini Mornay Sauce
  • Portobello Mushroom Base
  • Cremini Mushroom Base  
  • Roasted Garlic Marsala Sauce
  • Porcini Bacon Broth
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*Products are customized; please contact your Custom Culinary® representative for more information.

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Chef Talk

Chef Richard Reilly discusses his love for the quintessential plant forward food - The Noble Mushroom!

WHERE INSIGHTS BECOME INSPIRATION
FlavorIQ® enables our customers' growth and success by approaching the creation of customized solutions with a bold mix of expertise, aspiration and curiosity. We develop unique products, menu concepts and "gold standard" flavor delivery systems, meeting the requirements of our customers today and anticipating their emerging needs, too. The opportunities we identify for operators and food manufacturers on a global scale are rooted in a deep understanding of the culinary arts, sensory science, consumer insights and food science. Our ultimate goal? Innovation without limits.

 


Sources


 
Elaine Watson, “60-second interview: T. Hasegawa talks fermented flavor trends, organic certified flavors, and formulating with CBD,” Food Navigator, December 17, 2019.

Patricia Cobe, “6 emerging trends that may go mainstream,” Foodservice Director, September 6, 2019.

 
Katie Ayoub, “Getting Cultured,” Flavor & The Menu, January 16, 2020.

Rob Corliss, “10 Flavor Builders: Taste of Asia,” Flavor & The Menu, August 22, 2019.