The king trumpet or king oyster mushroom is the largest of the oyster mushroom genus and is known for its meaty texture and umami flavor. In these flavorful recipes, the mushroom takes the stage!
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1. Crispy King Trumpet Mushroom Calamari
This vegan Crispy Mushroom Calamari by RG Enriquez is made of king trumpet mushroom coated in batter and deep-fried until crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It’s perfect as an appetizer, snack, beer pairing, or party food. Serve it with lemon juice and marinara if you want to enjoy it American-style or with lemon, vinegar, and parsley for the Mediterranean version.
2. Beer-Battered King Trumpet Mushrooms
These Beer-Battered King Trumpet Mushrooms by S.C. Chuang are delicious- slice up steamed king trumpet mushrooms, dip them into ice-cold beer batter then drop them into hot oil let them sizzle away, the result is crispy, light, puffy!
3. Crispy Peanutty Tofu and Trumpet Mushrooms
Combine the crispy tofu and Oyster mushrooms, then lay them on a bed of coconut rice and you have a tasty meal. This Crispy Peanutty Tofu and Trumpet Mushrooms dish is cozy enough to curl up with on a chilly fall day fall but brightly flavored enough to feel invigorated. The recipe by Sean McCarthy is comfort food that won’t weigh you down.
4. Trumpet Mushroom Crostini
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Aromatic mushrooms, soft and chewy bread, and lemony cashew dressing come together in this delicious Trumpet Mushroom Crostini. This dish by Trine Rask is perfectly simple to make but has a great presentation and a delicious combination of taste and texture. Enjoy these by themselves for a light lunch or pair them with a fresh spinach salad.
5. Mushroom Ceviche
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You won’t miss the fish in this Mushroom Ceviche recipe by Desiree Rodriguez. It’s made with trumpet royale mushrooms which are thick enough to maintain their form while marinating in lemon and lime juice.
6. Freekeh Risotto With Roasted Trumpet Mushrooms
Risotto is one of those dishes that can largely be made from staple pantry ingredients when you use rice, but have you ever tried Freekeh Risotto With Roasted Trumpet Mushrooms? It is an ancient grain that has been used in Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries. This recipe by Rachel Carr is deliciously nutty and easy to cook!
7. Marengo Bowl: Stew With Grilled Mushrooms, Chickpeas, and Hollandaise
This Marengo Bowl: Stew With Grilled Mushrooms, Chickpeas, and Hollandaise is a plant-based version of a French classic: chicken Marengo. Legend has it that chicken Marengo was created to celebrate Napoleon’s Battle of Marengo in the 1800s. After the victory, Napoleon’s chef searched the village for ingredients fit for his highness and found chicken, eggs, crayfish, tomatoes, and wine. This bowl-ified version by Zsu Dever incorporates Button and Trumpet mushrooms, chickpeas, and a creamy plant-based hollandaise sauce that stands in for eggs.
8. Oyster Mushroom Steaks With Miso Gravy
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Oyster Mushroom Streaks by Courtney West 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 nostalgia.
9. Lemon and Garlic Oyster Mushroom Scallops
Mushrooms are usually served as a side dish, but they are also a 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 by Desiree Rodriguez.
10. Raw King Oyster Mushroom Calamari
Crispy and savory, Janet Malowany‘s 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 lemons.
11. Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy
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12. Oyster Mushroom Ropa Vieja
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Lisa Dawn Angerame‘s Ropa Vieja is a version of 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 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.
13. Fettuccine With Oyster Mushrooms and Thyme
Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer‘s 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 a little extra cheesy flavor!). This is a recipe that will rise to the top of your go-to list in no time.
14. Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burger
If you’re looking to seriously step up your burger game, these Pulled Oyster Mushroom Bao Burgers by Melina Kutelas 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 something pretty genius. It just leaves you with the softest and juiciest bread you can imagine — kind of like biting into a cloud.
15. King Oyster Skewers With Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce
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 by Wicked Healthy. 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!
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