Oyster mushrooms are beloved the world over. They are one of the most commonly cultivated mushrooms and (drum roll please!) they are also very sought-after in the wild!
The Oyster mushrooms’ colour ranges from light brown to dark grey and its name comes from its resemblance to an oyster shell: the Oysters typically have broad, thin, oyster- or fan-shaped caps.
They can usually be found in clusters of small mushrooms or even individually as larger mushrooms.
To the delight of all chefs out there, Oyster mushrooms take little prep when cooking, since they can be used whole or chopped. They usually don’t need much cleaning either — simply wipe off any bits here or there with a damp paper towel.
The Oyster mushrooms have a delicate, mild flavour with a velvety texture.
Rinse or brush slightly, being careful not to break them. Saute or stir fry in oil or butter.
Their texture makes them a great complement to meat dishes, seafood dishes, pastas and risottos.
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