Their hearty texture makes mushrooms a perfect stand-in for meat in many vegetarian recipes. Vegetarian cookbooks are filled with many mushroom recipes including a few of my favorites from The New Vegetarian Epicure (adapted here).
Storage and Preparation
Keep these mushrooms in a bag in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Do not wash them. They will last for about 1 week as long as they don’t get wet. These oyster mushrooms are grown in pasteurized straw and organic millet. It’s a very clean process with no dirt involved so there really isn’t any need to wash them. You may want to remove the very tiny amount of straw at the base where they were cut, but the whole thing is edible.
While they look fairly exotic, these mushrooms can stand in for white mushrooms in most recipes– we just wouldn’t recommend stuffing them, though you can…