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Miso Teriyaki Oyster Mushroom Shreds

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miso teriyaki King oyster mushrooms

King oyster mushrooms are pretty amazing! They can be made into so many different dishes! Braised slices, vegan pulled pork, as filling for tacos, in sandwiches, with pasta, soups, in omelets and more. They have different texture depending on how you prepare them.

Difference between king oyster and oyster mushrooms

king oyster mushrooms

King oyster mushrooms (also called king trumpet mushroom)  have a tall stem topped with a small dome. They are dense, meaty, and have a mild flavor. They are highly nutritious, naturally anti inflammatory, good for the immune system. They can also reduce blood sugar and are rich in zinc.
Oyster mushrooms are smaller, and have equal crown to stem ratio. They have a mild seafood flavor that makes them a great choice for vegan seafood dishes.

How to store mushrooms

Because of their high water content, it is best to keep mushrooms in a small paper bag. If you don’t have one, you can use a plastic bag as long as you poke lots of holes through it. They need to breathe. King oyster mushrooms can be refrigerated for about 10 days. If you bought too many to use in one session, you can also freeze them for later.

How to prepare king oyster mushrooms

The large stems can be shredded into thin strips by using a fork to score and pull strands.
shredding king oyster mushrooms

Hold one end, insert the fork and pull towards the end. Rotate the mushroom until the whole stem has been shredded. You will need to use your fingers to separate larger pieces. One king oyster will make about a heaping cup, so you can count one mushroom per person. The shreds will shrink a little after cooking them.

Different cooking methods

The shreds can be air fried, pan fried or baked. To get the best texture, it is best not to crowd the pan or tray. Lightly spray some oil on the mushroom shreds, add a little salt and air fry them for 16-18 minutes to crisp them. They will shrink quite a bit.  If you stir fry them, you may want to do this in batches so that the strands have space to cook and not stick to each other. Pan fry in a little oil and salt. When they are starting to cook down, pour the miso teriyaki marinade and mix well. Cook for a minute or two on medium heat until everything is well coated.

How go use oyster shreds

They make great taco fillings, vegan pulled pork for sandwiches, can be added to pasta or a rice bowl.

miso teriyaki King oyster mushrooms

Miso Teriyaki King Oyster Mushroom Shreds

Turn king oyster mushrooms into chicken-like shreds seasoned with miso teriyaki sauce for taco night, pasta, bowls and more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Miso teriyaki sauce

  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp white or rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp white miso paste (or 1 tbsp red miso)
  • 1 tbsp maple or agave syrup

Instructions
 

Make the marinade

  • Combine the fresh grated ginger, minced garlic, wine or rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso paste, maple syrup and Dijon mustard.

Prepare the oyster mushrooms

  • Use a fork to create shreds. Start at one end and score all the way down. Further separate the strands using your fingers if needed.
    shredding king oyster mushrooms
  • Place in a bowl, spray a little oil, some salt and pepper and toss until coated.
  • If using an air fryer, place the shreds in the tray making sure that they don't overlap. You may need to do this in several batches depending on the size of the tray.
    air fried oyster shreds
  • Air fry for 16-18 minutes. Taste and bake a little longer if you want them crispy.
  • If you are baking them, set the oven to 375F and bake for 15 minutes. Flip them and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • If you are pan frying them, set the pan on high heat, add a little oil. Cook the shreds in batched without crowding them too much to allow the release of moisture.
  • When the shreds are cooked and have shrunk a little, it is time to add the marinade and cook for a minute of two.
  • Serve on rice, pasta, sandwiches or tacos.
Keyword gluten-free, meat substitute, Vegan chicken, vegan meat

 

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