Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotues Ostreatus) so-named for their similarity in color and shape to the Mollusk. Oyster Mushrooms are cultivated, though they can be found in the wild. Oysters have a mild mushroom flavor, wonderful, firm texture, and are a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes. Oysters have a sea shell type shape with a pale yellow creamy color. Oyster Mushrooms are similar to the Chanterelle with a more delicate flavor and coloring. |
Oyster Mushrooms are delicious marinated in garlic and olive oil. Then grilled or broiled. Use to flavor light cream for chicken and fish. Add to fish chowders and light soups. Oysters are tasty in casseroles and Au Gratin dishes.