We think the majority of people can agree that mushrooms are simply delicious. They make for excellent swap outs for a lot of traditionally meaty dishes. The variety of mushrooms are ridiculous and there’s really one for every occasion! Today, we’re focusing on oyster mushrooms and its versatility. We went through the Food Monster App and found 10 meaty, delightful recipes where this thick and hearty mushroom is the star.
Mushrooms are usually served as a side dish, but they are also great substitute for meat in a lot of plant-based recipes. Their meaty texture makes them great to use as a base for the scallops, like in this recipe for Lemon and Garlic Oyster Mushroom Scallops.
Oyster Mushroom Streaks are an easy yet very delicious vegan-friendly main course. And, if you’re still trying to make plans for what you’re making for the holidays, we’ve got you covered. These meaty mushrooms are served over warm polenta and drizzled with a miso gravy that adds a unique and nostalgic.
This Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy is sure to hit the spot for even the most critical of eaters. Tender, meaty oyster mushrooms make the perfect substitution for this classic dish.
Crispy and savory, this Raw King Oyster Mushroom ‘Calamari’ appetizer is a crowd pleaser! In this recipe, fish is replaced with meaty mushrooms, and the breading is given a major nutritional revamping. Instead of just bread crumbs, this calamari is coated in a mixture of flax seeds and spices like garlic, sage, parsley, thyme, and black salt. Pair this dish with a tangy tomato dip and plenty of lemon.
Ropa Vieja is one of Cuba’s designated national dishes. Ropa Vieja means “old clothes” or “dirty rags” in Spanish and this pile of goodness has that vibe. So, how do you veganize Ropa Vieja? Mushrooms! Actually, shredded oyster mushrooms. See that big oyster mushroom? You literally just pull it apart and it works great imitating dirty rags! The flavors in this dish are amazing – between the mushrooms, wine, capers and olives – you can’t go wrong.
Served over brown rice, this meaty dish of Puerto Rican Style Stewed Oyster Mushrooms is perfect for pleasing meat-eaters and vegans alike! Serve this at your next family dinner for a yummy, flavorful meal!
This Fettuccini With Oyster Mushrooms and Thyme is food for the soul and the body. These thick noodles are coated in a hearty, creamy, mushroom and thyme sauce and finished off with some fresh parsley and nooch (for at little extra cheesy flavor!). This is a recipe that will rise to the top of your go-to list in no time.
It’s time for a healthy and Vegan Mushroom Shawarma/Gyros makeover! Paired with delicious vegan tzatziki and it came out so good that it’s legit your next new favorite dish!
If you’re looking to seriously step up your burger game, these Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burgers are definitely worth your time. Steamed bao buns are stuffed with oyster mushrooms marinated in an umami sauce and paired with steamed kale and caramelized onions. No patties because if you have pulled oyster mushrooms what else do you need? Steaming a yeast dough instead of baking it is actually something pretty genius. It just leaves you with the softest and juiciest bread you can imagine — kind of like biting into a cloud.
Food on sticks: we’re into it. We pressed, sliced, marinated, skewered, grilled, and then smothered these gorgeous King Oyster Mushrooms With A Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce. This is a wicked easy and delicious way to use this type of mushroom! King Oyster mushrooms are one of our favorite shrooms for their versatility and meaty texture. Slice ’em and you’ve got plant-based scallops. Bread and fry these beauties for a beautiful appetizer. Slice them the other way, and you’ve got something to thread onto a skewer for a perfect, plant-based shroom dish!
Don’t forget to check out The Essential Guide To Cooking Mushrooms for a complete breakdown to master your mushroom game. You can find all these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App. With over 10,000 recipes right in the palm of your hand, you’ll always have something delicious and new to try. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead Image Source: King Oyster Mushrooms With A Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce