You'll feel real blue when you run out of these savory 'shrooms!
Background and Origins:
Blue Oyster Mushrooms are a subspecies of Oyster, known for their blue coloration and tolerance of colder temperatures. These mushrooms are native to temperate forests around the world, only notably not appearing in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Blue Oyster Mushrooms have somewhat of a nuanced flavor. Most agree that they hold the standard Oyster mushroom flavor, being earthy, umami and somewhat woody, however some feel that they experience a subtle seafood flavor with this variety, while to others this is completely absent.
Recommended Cooking Styles:
Like many Oysters, Blue Oyster Mushrooms are a great as an addition to just about any homecooked meal. Soups, stews, stir-fries, and roasts are very common and easy ways to prepare them. Many feel that these mushrooms are best pan fried in butter, as they develop a wonderfully savory flavor that will leave you longing for more.