King Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus eryngii

What they look like: 

Trumpet shape with a white stem with a stout brown cap


Lack aroma


A meaty flavor and firm, resilient texture


  • To add a meaty texture
  • For meat, fish, and pasta dishes
  • Substitute for meat in vegetarian dishes


  1. Can be braised, broiled, grilled, sautéed, or stewed
  2. If prepared whole, allow a longer cooking time for this meaty mushroom
  3. Likened to that of squid or scallops
  4. Very savory
  5. Dense, chewy, almost resilient texture
  6. Simmering will not make them soggy
  7. Cutting it into rounds helps break down the fiber and makes it easier to chew


To bring out flavor, cook in butter

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