Larger than the ordinary oyster mushroom with edible stalks that aren't tough nor woody. They are known for their spongy and meaty-like taste. Commonly used in Asian cuisine and is an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans.
Sicilian King Oyster mushrooms are best suited for cooked applications such as roasting, sauteing, stewing, or grilling. When raw, the mushroom has a neutral, almost non-existent flavor, but when cooked the flavor becomes rich that many consumers relate to the flavor of scallops. As a result of this flavor, Sicilian King Oyster mushrooms are often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes, especially seafood recipes, and are also cooked in vegetable side dishes for added texture and flavor. Sicilian King Oyster mushrooms pair well with meats such as lamb, poultry, and beef, cheeses such as ricotta, parmesan, goat, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and herbs such as herbs oregano, basil, parsley, and thyme.
The mushrooms will keep 1-2 weeks when stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator in a semi-breathable container.