Oyster Mushroom Miso
course one can buy cultivated Pleurotus
oestreatau (oyster mushrooms); but as a rare gift, one comes across a
tree with soft scale like growths that are these mushrooms in the wild.
Recently this good fortune came our way and we cut down a large bounty.
From these I made this soup.
Wild oyster mushrooms weigh very little so a large mound is deceptive.
I cleaned them by cutting off the hard part of the stems.
1 pound cleaned and
trimmed oyster mushrooms, preferably wild, cut into ¼-inch strips
5 cups Basic
3/4 cup white miso
Put mushrooms and chicken stock into
a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer 15 minutes. Turn off
heat and stir in the miso paste until dissolved.
This soup makes a good opening for a meal of composed salads.