500g Mixed Variety Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms are beloved the world over for their delicate texture and mild, savory flavor. The mushrooms typically have broad, thin, oyster- or fan-shaped caps and are white, gray, or tan, with gills lining the underside. The caps are sometimes frilly-edged and can be found in clusters of small mushrooms or individually as larger mushrooms.
How to Cook With Oyster Mushrooms?
Like all mushrooms, oyster mushrooms act almost like sponges, soaking up any water they come into contact with. Don't leave them sitting in water, even for the sake of cleaning them. Cultivated oyster mushrooms usually don't need much cleaning—simply wipe off any bits here or there with a dry paper towel. A damp paper towel can be used on extra dirty mushrooms.
Cleaned mushrooms can be sautéed, stir-fried, braised, roasted, fried, or grilled. Use the mushrooms whole, sliced, or simply torn into appropriately sized pieces.
While you can eat oyster mushrooms raw and they can be quite pretty added to salads, they tend to have a slightly metallic flavor when uncooked. Cooking brings out their delicate flavor, turning their spongy texture into something uniquely velvety. We recommend using oyster mushrooms for cooked dishes and using button mushrooms for salads and other raw dishes.
What Do Oyster Mushrooms Taste Like?
Oyster mushrooms tend to have a subtle, savory anise flavor. Because their flavor is mild, without the strong earthiness of some mushroom varieties, they work well in a range of different dishes. Oyster mushrooms also take on a tender, pleasing texture when cooked. Cooking methods like frying, roasting, and grilling can retain more texture in the mushrooms while braising and sautéing makes them softer.
Nutrition and Benefits
A cup of raw oyster mushrooms has 28 calories, 3 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and zero grams of fat. (US Department of Agriculture. FoodData Central, Updated April 2019)
They are a good source of essential vitamins and minerals like riboflavin, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and copper. Because oyster mushrooms are a good source of protein and other minerals, they are a good dietary option for vegetarians and vegans.
Our freshly harvested Oyster Mushrooms have a shelf life of 7 days. Although, we do recommend to consume them within 3 days to get the best of its taste, frsheness and nutrients.
Oyster mushrooms are best kept refrigerated at all times between 2c - 9c, the cooler it is, the longer they last.
The best way to extend your delicate and delicious oyster mushrooms shelf life is to lightly saute them in olive oil or butter with some of your favourtie herbs, once cooked, let them cool down and refrigerate them and consume them within a week.
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