Other names: Pleurotus, Pleurote, Tree Oyster, Abalone
Fluted, oyster-shell shape. Numerous species/varieties ranging from pearly-white to yellow, pink, grey-brown and purplish-brown are available in Australia.
Oyster mushrooms have a soft texture, with a succulent flesh. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Delicate, subtle flavour and velvety texture which rapidly absorbs other flavours during cooking.
Preparation: Use whole, sliced or diced, depending on the size. More perishable than other varieties, use within 1–2 days of purchase.
Usage: Best cooked quickly over high heat. Team well with seafood, chicken, veal and pork. Add to soups and noodle dishes, or crumb and deep-fry.
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