roasted hen of the woods mushrooms

roasted hen of the woods mushrooms

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I'm not gonna lie. This is definitely not the most photogenic food dish. But hang tight and listen up. Once you make this roasted hen of the woods mushroom recipe you're not going to care what it looks like!

hen of the woods mushrooms raw

This is what they look like uncooked. They need to be rinsed thoroughly and then pressed between sheets of paper towels to dry. Of course you will want to be as gentle as possible. You can either separate them like this, or cook them whole.

hen of the woods mushrooms on cutting board

I love picking up about a pound of these at the local farmer's market when they're in season and prepare to roast them whole.

hen of the woods mushrooms on parchment paper

Spread them out on a baking dish lined with parchment paper or a silicon mat.

hen of the woods mushrooms olive oil spray

A quick shot of olive oil spray will do the trick. hen of the woods mushrooms fresh herbs

Next take your favorite herbs, chop them up and sprinkle over the mushrooms. Thyme and oregano will do and if you have a sprig of culantro, nothing beats that savory taste!

hen of the woods roasted

Roast them at a high temperature for about a half hour. The secret to perfection here is to get them to be slightly chewy with a tender center and crispy edges.hen of the woods mushrooms roasted

 You'll be surprised how quickly a pound of these mushrooms will disappear! 




Comments 3

Barb Spigner on

I’ve been making this recipe ever since you posted it about one-two years ago. I make every time my Whole Foods has them. We love your recipe !

Veronica Belavich on

Marianne, what sauce would be used with the roasted hen of the mushrooms?

David Tenenbaum on

The recipe looks great. It adheres to the principle less is more, and is cruelty free. Hen of the Woods (aka Maitake) is a powerhouse of nutrition especially when it comes to priming the immune system. What could be more timely? Thank you!

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