Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mushrooms at the Market


This is Chris Parker of Asheville Fungi. I was so excited to find someone at the Wednesday Farmer's Market selling Fresh Exotic Mushrooms. I have never seen some of these varieties. Asheville Fungi is a local retail mycological supply store, and they sell exotic mushrooms. He offers Black Poplar, Lion's Mane, King Oysters and Red Reishi to name a few.  I bought Black Poplar and Lion's Mane.

I used the Black Poplar in a vegetable sautee for dinner.  I sauteed tofu, kale, mushrooms, grape tomatoes and zucchini. Topped with nutritional yeast. It was delicious! The mushroom flavor was different than anything I had ever had and really good.

I prepared the Lion's Mane the next day by sauteing it with a little bit of olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper. I served it as the main course with some veggies and rice. It tastes a bit like the sea--almost fishy. They are very dense as well and pull apart in strips--really interesting. I don't have a picture of that, but I will detail that next time. I think they will be great in tacos next time.

1 comment:

  1. I know something about the benefits of reishi mushroom powder, which is very good for asthma, liver, , hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia and also used in anti-cancer doses.