Showing posts with label Homegrown. Show all posts
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Thursday 27 September 2012

{Homegrown} Baked Oyster Mushroom Vs Sauteed Oyster Mushroom

Since early August when we first got hold of our mushroom logs we were very excited about having home grown mushrooms at home. Without any experience we started to follow instructions given from "Myceliapolis - Mushroom City" (more details; website and facebook) as well as useful posts from members to grow our very first "Oyster Mushroom" and "Black Fungus".

As we are still very new with this hobby, our first "fruiting" did not really turn out well and we have to scrap off all the "pinheads" and regrow before we managed to enjoy the "fruits" of our labour shown below. If you are interested about our home grown mushroom, you can read more on the mushroom post here.


Oyster Mushroom (平菇) is named after its flat shape which resembling an oyster shell. These large mushrooms are cream in colour is frequently used in Asian cuisine for adding into soup or stir-fry with meat and other accompany vegetables. These mushrooms are a good source of niacin and it also supply folate and dietary fibre.

Here I used olive oil, ground pepper and some chili flakes to bake the mushroom to retain it's flavour as well as crunch.

(Serves: 1 | Preparation: 2 minutes | Cooking: 5 minutes)

50g Oyster Mushroom (homegrown)
Drizzle of Olive Oil
1/4 Teaspoon of Dried Chilli Flakes/Paprika
Pinch of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Salt to taste, optional

1. Clean and wipe mushroom with a damp paper towel. Lay them on a baking tray.

2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle some chilli fakes and ground black pepper before baked/grilled it in oven toaster for about 5 - 8 minutes or till slight brown in colour.

3. Remove and serve.

As you might know although Oyster mushroom is not juicy just like regular mushrooms, but the flavor is irresistible! For a quick dish, just dissolve a dollar of butter in the frying pan, saute minced garlic till fragrant, add in mushroom and give it a quick toss, season it with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Super yummy!