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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sauteed King Oyster Mushrooms

I enjoyed playing around with this giant mushroom, I can't wait to find more and see what else I can discover. I was reading how Juliana dealt with this mushroom in a saute on her Simple Recipes blog. I was inspired by her and Kristy and added my own twist on the final product...
As promised here is the sauteed king oyster mushrooms, or stir fry however you want to call it.

This time I am seeing what can be done with the texture. Although it isn't the exact same mushroom as Kristy used on My Little Space I wanted to try shredding it like she did so that's what I did instead of slicing the mushroom, you don't use a knife...just my hands to tear it apart.

Does it look like chicken? These are such lovely mushrooms.

including a Florida sweet onion ...not the whole thing, I use just a quarter of it. I love it when these are in season. They are not too strong at all, and they caramelize nicely.

with the green beans that were already in the fridge, just sliced them up, along with some flowering chives...
...and I am also going to try the culantro in this dish.

2 - 3 King oyster mushroom
1 cup green beans sliced
1 shallot or small sweet onion chopped
3 cloves garlic crushed and chopped or garlic paste or garlic ginger paste
1 handful flowering chives sliced
2 - 3 culantro leaves chopped or 1/3 bunch fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon butter
½ tablespoon soy sauce
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:In heated pan add the butter and saute the onions and garlic for 1 -2 minutes, add the beans and cook until tender. Stir in the mushrooms, chives, soy sauce, culantro, sea salt and pepper. Let them cook over high heat for a couple of minutes or until mushrooms become soft / tender. If using cilantro add it toward the end. (If you like it spicy you can add red pepper flakes or chilies.)

I used mushroom soy sauce and it did turn out a little dark if you wanted to look like chicken...but it was really good. I really liked this dish, I will definitely make sure this to a regular around here. So satisfying you don't miss even the meat.