Mushrooms

Shopping list

  • 12 pound shiitake mushrooms
  • 12 pound oyster mushrooms
  • balsamic vinegar
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • soy sauce

Additionally

  • high temp cooking oil (grapeseed, canola, etc)
  • butter (unsalted)
  • wok (or pan capable of high temps)
  • powerful heat source

Prepare

  1. Cut the stems off the shiitake mushrooms
  2. Cut off the big parts of the oyster stems (I only cut off the crazy parts)
  3. Be sure to cut the pieces pretty big as they will shrink significantly

Fry

  1. Put the wok on high heat (500f)
    • The goal is to cook the water out of the mushrooms without steaming them (this requires very high heat)
  2. Add a good amount of high temp cooking oil
  3. When it’s screaming hot add the mushrooms
  4. Stir almost constantly
    • If they start to dry out or stick add oil
  5. When they have shrunk down, and look a bit charred turn down the heat
    • This takes around 7 minutes

Season

  • Add 3 tbsp of soy sauce
  • Add 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • Add 2 tbsp butter
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Stir for a bit to incorporate