I've been on a mushroom kick lately and even went so far as to get a new 12-inch skillet so that I can saute loads of them more easily.
Also, artisanal mushroom growing operations are fascinating:
― Gemini Cricket (Leee), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 19:58 (three months ago) link
my wife just got a kit from these people:
Apparently a few kinds of mushroom really like growing on coffee grounds so this roaster decided to start selling mushroom starter kits
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:13 (three months ago) link
Please post results of your experiments Leee!
― Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:14 (three months ago) link
what kind of mushrooms are we talking about here?
― A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:21 (three months ago) link
The delicious kind! I haven't fallen down the wild mushroom hole yet, but I picked up some maitake and king oysters along with some cremini for basically this recipe: https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/eataly-recipes/pappardelle-mushroom-ragu/
Although I followed ATK's directions on proper shroom sauteing:
The ragu wasn't as saucy as I'd have liked it but the mushrooms did turn out well -- very chewy, almost al dente.
This was all a test run before I try out a mushroom pizza -- I still have a ton of the king oysters left so they're already earmarked for that!
― Gemini Cricket (Leee), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:15 (three months ago) link
i've been hitting up my farmer's market mushroom guy regularly lately. he grows only two types - shiitakes and oysters - but they are such a awesome, meaty, umami-packed thing to put in pastas, salads, grilled cheese, sushi rolls, whatever.mmmm, any kind of shrooms is my fave pizza topping
― scampos sacra fames (outdoor_miner), Friday, 23 July 2021 19:24 (three months ago) link
huge miss by not titling this "When I saw... Mushroom Thread"
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 23 July 2021 19:36 (three months ago) link
Dammit you're right.
― Gemini Cricket (Leee), Friday, 23 July 2021 21:27 (three months ago) link
There, the thread is better now.
BTW I had some lion's mane for the first time a few weeks ago, and it was nice! I've never had crab (I'm allergic) so I don't know if the lion's mane tastes like it or not, but the texture is great! Soft and tender and almost melty.
― Leee Tigre (Leee), Monday, 27 September 2021 21:51 (three weeks ago) link