With an intense flavor profile, high nutritional value, and a gastronomic versatility unrivaled by most ingredients, the oyster mushroom is one of the most popular mushrooms available. Characterized by a texture that is firm and meaty, dried oyster mushrooms do especially well when paired with pork or game meats. Perfect for anything from appetizers to the main course, once rehydrated, oyster mushrooms can be used and prepared in any way their fresh counterparts might be. The ideal addition to any dish in need of a little extra savory flavor, oysters offer real versatility in the kitchen. Browse through our assortment of gourmet mushroom options and start adding an extra hit of umami to all your favorite recipes.
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Hand-selected to ensure their uniformity and guarantee their quality, our dried oyster mushrooms are quick to reconstitute and keep well in a cool dry location for months even years! However, we’re certain after you taste the intense, almost meaty flavor of these delightful mushrooms, they won’t last anywhere near that long in your pantry.
How to Cook Oyster Mushrooms
Named for their similarity in appearance to the oyster, even the color of these fungi is comparable to the bivalve. With a graceful form its fan-shaped cap and elegant tapered stems, make them look as good on the plate as they taste on the palate. Properly rehydrating your mushrooms is the key to getting the most out of them, restoring their texture, and enhancing their flavors. With a mild, almost sweet taste, avoid pairing these mushrooms with too many powerful flavors as you’ll quickly lose their dainty essence. Long slow cooking will also render them less potent, diminishing their taste and making them soft and lifeless. Thin and delicate oyster mushrooms benefit most from quick high heat cooking methods, like stir-frying, flash-frying, or sautéing. Try them today for a fast and delicious meal!