What can be done with oyster mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms, as mushrooms can be grown all year round on substrates of sawdust, straw and other fillers that contain cellulose. Ease of cultivation, high yield and good taste qualities that make the oyster mushroom is a very popular product.
If you want to cook oyster mushrooms, they will be ready in about 15-20 minutes from the moment they were immersed in boiling water. It is necessary to clean well the mushrooms, removing all the garbage. It is recommended before cooking, soak the mushrooms in cold water. Cleaned mushrooms (especially large) it is better to cut into several pieces. Roasting or stewing oyster is also about 15-20 minutes. This fungus does not need pre-boiling.
Very good salty oyster. For the cooking 3 pounds of mushrooms will need about 200 grams of salt, 5-6 cloves of garlic, 5-6 peas of black pepper, 50 milliliters of 9% vinegar, spices (e.g., dill, horseradish leaves) to taste. In pickling the hot method, you must boil cleaned and washed hats of oyster mushrooms within 10 minutes. During this time, prepare the brine. Mix salt, vinegar, pepper and spices, pour 500 ml boiling water, boil on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Put in sterilized glass jars of boiled mushroom caps, adding to each layer with sliced pieces of garlic, then pour the hot brine. Cap banks sterilized plastic lids. After they have cooled to room temperature, store in the refrigerator. After 7 days you will have prepared a delicious pickled mushrooms.
In addition, oyster mushrooms can be put out, to make them hot salad or caviar.
The soup of shiitake
If you want to cook soup from oyster, it is better to separately cook the broth of the hats, cut into pieces (boil for about 20 minutes before ready add the peeled and diced potatoes). While preparing the broth, stem of mushrooms, chopped into small pieces, it is necessary to fry in vegetable oil with chopped onions (about 10 minutes). Then add this mixture into the mushroom broth, season with salt to taste, put 1-2 Laurel leaves, 2-3 black peppercorns. After removing from heat, the dish should stand, covered 15-20 minutes. When serving you can sprinkle the soup with finely chopped greens and sour cream.