Oyster Mushroom Arepas!

So I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never had oyster mushrooms.  I typically stick to white, crimini, shiitake, and portabellas. Part of the reason I enjoy testing so much is because it gives me the opportunity to try new things. I’ve been wanting to try oyster mushrooms so when I saw a recipe using them from Terry Hope Romero, I jumped on it and am so glad I did. I picked up these beauties at the farmer’s market this weekend:

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms

And after using the super secret tester recipe I got this:

Oyster Mushroom Arepas

Oyster Mushroom Arepas

Arepas are the Venezuelan equivalent of  little fat tortillas or sopes, if you’ve had those. The filling is so tasty – oyster mushrooms are my new favorite!


So be on the lookout for Terry’s upcoming book and go ahead, be adventurous and try something new – like me, you might discover that you actually love something that you haven’t tried before!

Now, what to do with all the squash…


7 Responses to “Oyster Mushroom Arepas!”

  1. 2 mellyeats October 6, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Okay, I absolutely hate mushrooms… but that looks delicious. Why can’t this book come out sooner?

  2. 3 Mo October 6, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Oh wow. I need to test those today!

  3. 4 kim g. October 7, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Yum! I wish I had this for dinner tonight… your plating is so beautiful!

  4. 5 Melisser October 7, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Oh wow, I loved the Arepas tester, but haven’t tried the mushroom one yet. Now I want to!

  5. 6 stellatex October 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    These are beautiful. Also, I LOVE your banner.

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Los Angeleno. Vegan. Buddhist. Punk Rock. Local Food Reviewer. English Bulldog Lover. Searcher of the perfect vegan cheese, among many other things...

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