Oyster Mushrooms

Unlike heartier mushroom varieties, oyster mushrooms are flat, tender and quick to cook up. They are a great ingredient option when you need a fast stir-fry, salad, soup and more. Chef Richard Landau likes to use them as bacon substitutes in his BLTs. The mushrooms' meaty texture and earthy flavor means you don't even miss the pork. Whether you're cooking up an amazing vegetarian recipe or using these mushrooms to enhance one of your favorite dishes, use F&W's guide to get flavoring ideas, cooking tips and chef-inspired techniques.

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Wild Mushrooms with Leek-Garlic Puree and Buckwheat Crêpe Crackers

Shiro dashi is a concentrated soup base combining dashi, white soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. It brings a sweet, savory depth of flavor to the wild mushroom and onion mixture. Chicken stock can be substituted if shiro dashi is unavailable.
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Enoki Blooms

With a mild, almost fruity mushroom flavor and crisp-tender texture, enoki mushrooms fry beautifully. Soaking the mushrooms in fresh citrus juice carries flavor throughout each bloom.
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Mushroom Fricassee

Mushrooms, roasted until tender, soak up flavor and moisture from a bright vinaigrette.
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Mushroom Toasts with Délice de Bourgogne

Triple créme cheese, an ultra-rich version of brie, is topped with pan-roasted mushrooms and herbs in this elevated appetizer.
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Soko (Herbed Forest Mushrooms)

In this simple Georgian side dish, oyster mushrooms are sautéed with fresh and dried chiles, fresh mint, sage, and tarragon. Tasting Georgia cookbook author Carla Capalbo, who shared the recipe with F&W, recommends serving it with the spicy Georgian condiment ajika for even more heat.  
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Mushroom Tacos with Salsa Guacamolada

Chef Juan Pablo Loza of the Rosewood Mayakoba in Mexico loves the rich, savory flavor of mushrooms paired with a bright and lightly spicy guacamolada. You can use any mix of mushrooms you like, though Chef Loza prefers the flavor of wild mushrooms. Printed with permission of Chef Juan Pablo Loza.
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Wild Mushroom Crêpes with Sunny Eggs

For a double dose of mushroom flavor, Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer tops these super-savory crêpes with roasted wild mushrooms and a creamy mushroom sauce.  Slideshow: More Mushroom Recipes
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