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Oyster mushroom: (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Posted on | May 28, 2014

Oyster mushroom: (Pleurotus ostreatus). Also know as tree oyster mushroom and abalone mushroom, this white to grey to pink salmon coloured, fan-shaped fungus is claimed to taste faintly of the sea, hence its name. Some might argue that the name has more to do with appearance than taste or, perhaps, to suggest that they would be even nicer prepared with oyster sauce. Grown, like the shiitake mushroom, on dead trees. In my experience, pale salmon-pink oyster mushrooms don’t keep as well as the common grey or white ones.