The delicate and savory Oyster Mushroom Recipe is a delicious addition to almost any plate! In this recipe, oyster mushrooms are fried until golden brown and smothered in delicious garlic and butter sauce.
All About Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms are a type of mushroom that grows on wood, not in the ground. Two popular varieties are Pearl and King oyster mushrooms, the ones you see in these photos are Pearl Oyster Mushroom Recipe, which cluster together on a large base. King oyster mushrooms, on the other hand, are larger and grow individually.
These mushrooms are commonly used in Chinese and Japanese cooking but can be added to almost any dish that calls for other types of mushrooms. They have a meaty texture, which is slightly drier than your typical button or cremini mushrooms.
How to Prepare Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms usually come on a larger stalk or stem with several mushrooms sticking out from it.
- Use a small knife to remove the individual mushrooms from the base. The large base stem can be discarded.
- The stems of larger oyster mushrooms can be a bit tough so they can also be cut off the mushrooms. The smaller stems are fine to leave intact.
- Mushrooms can be wiped with a damp paper towel or very quickly run under cold water (they absorb water so don’t rinse too much). Oyster Mushroom Recipe
Ingredients for Fried Oyster Mushrooms
Oyster Mushrooms – They are not always easy to find in the supermarket (ask the grocer if you don’t see them), but I do often get them at the farmer’s market in the summer. Or try and grow some with an at-home mushroom kit.
Garlic Butter: The mushrooms are cooked in a very simple garlic butter. A bit of soy sauce adds a salty umami while. Nothing too complicated, but definitely flavorful.
Variations: Use shiitake or even cremini mushrooms as a substitute for Oyster mushrooms. Add your favorite savory spices or seasonings!
How to Make Fried Oyster Mushroom Recipe
- Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth if needed. Trim any woody stems.
- Heat a pan with olive oil. Toss mushrooms with soy sauce (per the recipe below) and cook until lightly browned on one side.
- Push mushrooms to the side. Add butter & garlic and cook until tender and fragrant. Add herbs if desired.
Garlic Butter Oyster mushroom Recipe are ready in just 20 minutes! Mushrooms are tossed in soy sauce, then sautèed with garlic butter until tender.
- 1 ½ pounds oyster mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 clove garlic minced
- fresh parsley or herbs to taste chopped, salt, and pepper to taste
- Wipe the oyster mushrooms with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt or debris if needed.
- Cut oyster mushrooms into individual mushrooms (and cut in half if they are large). Remove about ½ of the bottom stem.
- Preheat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Toss mushrooms with soy sauce and add to the skillet.
- Stir to gently coat with oil and then allow mushrooms to cook 3-4 minutes without stirring or until browned on one side. Stir and continue cooking until mushrooms are tender.
- Push the mushrooms to one side and add the butter and garlic to the pan. Cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir into the mushrooms and cook 1 minute more.
- Season with parsley, salt & pepper to taste.
Mushrooms will absorb water so it’s best to clean them with a damp paper towel if needed. If you do have to rinse them, do so quickly.
The bottom part of the stem can be tough and should be removed.
Any fresh herbs can be added before serving.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Appetizer, Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
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