Basic Guide to King Oyster Mushrooms

Basic Guide to King Oyster Mushrooms

If you think you know everything about mushrooms, think again. There’s always a new variety to be discovered, and this week’s spotlight is on the reigning royal of all mushrooms: the King Oyster! This variety is known for its unbelievably meatiness and savory flavor, so much that it’s often used as a plant-based substitute for whole scallops or even pulled pork.

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Storage

Like all mushrooms, the king oyster can spoil quickly if stored improperly. Store the mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator, which allows them to breathe and get good airflow. The produce drawer may be too stuffy, which may dehydrate the mushroom and leave them with a tough texture.

Cleaning

This type of mushroom doesn’t have dirt unlike the cremini and portobello varieties, so only clean them if necessary. But if you do spot any dirty clinging onto the fungi, give them a quick rinse in cold water, and don’t leave them sitting in water for too long so the flavor doesn’t leak out. 

Once you’ve completed all these steps, congratulations! Your king oyster mushrooms will be ready for your culinary genius.