Oyster Mushroom. ( Pleurotus osteratus)

Habitat:

This mushroom is Xylophilous so the place to look is on dead or decaying tree stumps and fallen trees, most commonly found on beech but will grow on other trees especially elm, they grow in large clusters in the same place, year after year, so remember where you found them!

Season:

All year.

Cooking and preparation:

If you pick them carefully they are more likely to be clean, just a wipe with a damp cloth is all that is needed. Goes with any meat or fish dish.

All methods of storage can be used, you can even hang them up and air-dry them. An extremely useful mushroom in the kitchen.

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