The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct types: cultivated and wild. In myth and folklore mushrooms have always had something of a mystical connection: elves and fairies are often depicted sitting atop them, and they are known to spring up seemingly overnight in 'fairy rings'. On a more practical level, many mushrooms and fungi can be poisonous or hallucinogenic. If foraging in the forest, it's important to know what you're looking for.
Oysters are one of the most versatile mushrooms. They are easy to cultivate and common all over the world. They are also very beautiful, coming in a broad spectrum of colours In a controlled environment, the organic material makes a nutritionally balanced substrate.
Oyster mushrooms recipes
An ear-like silvery grey or greyish-brown mushroom that grows in clumps or clusters. It is now cultivated so is more readily available and found in most supermarkets. Oyster mushrooms have a subtle flavour and are often used in Oriental cookery but they cook down to virtually nothing and are quite expensive so theyre often used in combination with other mushrooms.
Recipes using oyster mushrooms
Light meals and snacks
By Curtis Stone
Starters and nibbles
By The Vegetarian Society
By Sam and Sam Clark
By Jeremy Pang
By Simon Rimmer
By Anjum Anand
Get Fresh and Fruity Mushroom Oyster, Fresh Mushrooms and Class 1 - Poland
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