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At Market: Stir-Fried Wood Ear Mushrooms

May 5th, 2008 · 13 Comments

wood ear, originally uploaded by foodietots.

I was overwhelmed by the variety at the mushroom lady’s stand last week at market, so grabbed the Wood Ears because MamaBird had recently mentioned them. The description noted they were good in stir-fry, so I put together this dish with the bunch of white radishes I just couldn’t pass up. The husband isn’t a big radish person, but ate this without complaint.

About Wood Ear Mushrooms
Wood Ears look a bit like giant, wrinkly ears, growing out of trees, hence the name. They are mild flavored, firm and chewy when fresh, but soften when cooked. Often used in Asian cooking, they are also believed to have medicinal (blood thinning) benefits.

Recipe: Stir-Fried Wood Ear Mushrooms
steak, shrooms and arugula
1 pt. wood ear mushrooms, tough spots removed
1 bunch white radishes, thinly sliced
1 shallot, thinly slices
handful spring onions or chives, cut into 1″ pieces
approx. 1 t freshly grated ginger
2 T butter
1/3 c dry white wine
2 T soy sauce
kosher salt & pepper

Melt butter in saute pan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and radishes and cook until radish begins to brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add ginger, spring onions, wine and soy sauce, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook about 8 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and mushrooms are tender. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Served with arugula salad and grilled buffalo steaks.

Tags: at market · baby food · mushrooms · recipes · weeknight meals

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MamaBird/SurelyYouNest // May 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Yummmm! You did marvelous things with those wood ears, my friend. And I love radishes! Remind me not to get to the farmer’s market 20 mins before it closes, eh? Then I will see those wood ears and raise you some grilled portobellos. Ah, Spring!

  • 2 foodietots
    Twitter: foodietots
    // May 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    @MamaBird — We were late to market this week too, and so I only got enough veggies for the weekend. Whoops. And I’ve had a portobello phobia since a bad Trader Joe’s experience (going back to your post on TJ’s), but perhaps you can convince me to give them another go…

  • 3 My Bug Life // May 13, 2008 at 6:33 am

    We eat alot here in Malaysia…in Chinese cooking, usually with stir fry veggies….i luv them.

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