PeachDish – Ingredient Spotlight: King Oyster Mushrooms
December 31, 2015 by Mary Alice Shreve, RD, LD

Ingredient Spotlight: King Oyster Mushrooms

King Oyster mushrooms, also referred to as "King Trumpet" or "French Horn" mushrooms, are some of the meatiest cultivated mushrooms available for cooking. Native to Mediterranean regions, the King Oyster is the largest of the Oyster mushroom species. This ingredient can be prepared in a variety of ways- from grilled to stewed to sauteed- and is especially delish in our Braised King Oyster Mushrooms with Red Pepper Grits!


The King Oyster mushroom, distinctive in shape, can serve as the real star of a dish. Often used in Asian cooking, it has a thick and meaty stem. Flavorless until cooked, these mushrooms offer a nice umami flavor to the dish. King Oyster mushrooms have a long shelf life and are hearty and stout in texture.

Chef Tip: A thin, crosswise slice makes King Oyster mushrooms less chewy because its fibers run the length of the mushroom.

Mushrooms are a healthful addition to any meal. Low in calories and high in protein, they are the perfect combination between meaty texture and plant-based nutrient benefits. Oyster mushrooms are also a good source of fiber, B vitamins, phosphorous, potassium and copper.

Try these other dishes with Oyster mushrooms!

North Carolina Trout & Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms & Pecans with a Side of Gouda Grits

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts & Oyster Mushrooms with Gnocchi & Lemon


Oyster Mushrooms Mushrooms Vegetarian