Raw king oyster mushrooms on a table.
King Oyster Mushrooms Are The Vegetarian Steak Replacement You Need
Most mushrooms hold all their value in their cap, but when it comes to the king oyster mushroom, its dense fleshy stalk is prized for its flavor and versatility.
Sometimes called a king trumpet or French horn, the king oyster mushroom has nutty, earthy, and meaty notes that make it a wonderful alternative to steak.
For a mouthwatering pan-seared creation, slice king oyster mushroom stems and caps into 1-inch-thick, steak-sized rounds and score a ¼ inch on each side.
Heat a cast iron skillet with either olive oil or butter, and season the mushroom slices with your favorite steak seasonings like garlic, rosemary, or a touch of salt and pepper.
Sear the mushrooms until they develop a beautiful golden-brown crust, and you can also nestle fresh herbs like thyme in between the mushroom slices as they sear.
The flavorful fond of the pan can be used to create a sauce with ingredients like shallots, garlic, brandy, wine, and cream. The result is a succulent vegetarian steak dish.