Category: Recipes

Chicken of the Woods vs Real Chicken – The Showdown!

Gourmet mushrooms are often used as a meat substitute – for example, Lion’s Mane can be used as a substitute for crab meat, Oyster Mushrooms can be a substitute for pork in a pulled BBQ sandwich, etc. Folks like to use mushrooms as a healthy alternative (Meatless Monday), due to ethical reasons (Vegetarian friendly) or due to food allergies (shellfish allergy). In these cases, it’s pretty impressive when someone can say the mushroom is “as good as” or “nearly as good as” the real thing.

However – I think I have found one case where the mushroom is BETTER than the real thing.

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Recipe: Broiled Faux Crab and Shrimp Tartine with Microgreens

(or, the less fancy name – baked open faced fake crab and shrimp dip sandwich)

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Recipe: Smoked Pulled Oyster Mushroom “BBQ”

First things first – Fox Farm & Forage is based in North Carolina, where BBQ is serious business. Folks around here take their smoked sauced meat very seriously, so it’s practically sacrilege to suggest that we are replacing tasty juicy pork with oyster mushrooms.

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