Fresh King Oyster Mushrooms
Choose approximately 2 or 5lbs
Oregon, Southern California
Characterized by a fan-shaped cap and a stout stem, king oyster mushrooms (aka king eryngii, eringii, royal trumpet, trumpet royale) are meaty and firm textured.
Edible raw, king oyster mushrooms have a mild, almost almond-like flavor and a firm, meaty texture. Cooking them softens them to a smooth texture with a bit of chewiness and crunchiness (some people compare it to abalone) while developing the richness of their savory umami flavor.
Store fresh mushrooms in your refrigerator wrapped in a paper bag. For long term storage & preservation ideas, read How to Freeze, Can & Dehydrate Fresh Mushrooms.
Up to ten days fresh. A year or longer sliced & dried. Several months frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
King oyster mushrooms can be braised, broiled, grilled, sautéed, or stewed. They can be added to soups, stews, sauces, pasta, vegetable dishes, meats, and seafood. If you want to serve them whole, be sure to cook them until they are nice and browned.
Before cooking, clean them gently with a damp paper towel to remove dirt. Do not soak them.