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Pleurotus eryngii

KING OYSTER

mushroom

TASTING NOTES

Scallop-like    -   Umami    -   Savory

TYPE

SOURCE

Cultivated

Santa Cruz

FRIDGE LIFE

SEASON

5 - 7 days

Year-Round

HEALTH BENEFITS

King oyster mushrooms are packed with antioxidants, niacin, vitamin d, iron, and polysaccharides.

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how to store

Keep your king oyster mushrooms in the fridge, inside the wax paper bag. They'll keep fresh for 5 - 7 days.

Pro Tip → Store mushrooms towards the top of the fridge. Avoid the veggie drawer, it's often too cold for them! 

If you don't plan on eating them within the 5 to 7-day window, we recommend:

  • Cooking then storing in the freezer. 

  • Drying in a dehydrator.

  • Drying in the oven at its lowest setting for 2 hours. Flip them halfway through.

Pro Tip → Dried mushrooms can be rehydrated by soaking in warm water for 20 minutes or by tossing them in a simmering soup!

how to PREP

In our experience, the best way to get a crispy texture from oyster mushrooms is to start cooking them with a sprinkle of salt in a dry pan over low heat.

 

Adding fat early in the cooking process will seal in their moisture, making them slimy. Once they've lost most of their water, add your fat of choice (butter, oil, or ghee) and turn the heat up to medium. Fry them to crispy golden perfection! 

Pro Tip → To get a shredded meat texture, hold the king oyster in one hand and use a fork to scrape the "meat" off in long, shredded strips.

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recipes we love

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bbq "pulled pork" king oysters

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king oyster steaks with pesto

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king oyster
nigiri

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soy butter glazed king oysters

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"fried chicken" mushrooms

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miso vegan
scallops