maitake mushroom slathered in barbecue sauce being cut on a cutting board
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Breathtaking BBQ Maitake Mushroom

This special technique comes from Wicked Healthy (check out wickedhealthyfood.com for more amazing vegetarian recipes!) with a couple small flourishes of my own. By brining and pressing the mushroom, you end up with an extra meaty texture.

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pan seared maitake mushroom in soba broth
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Kake Soba with Pan Seared Maitake Mushrooms

Kake Soba is a basic Japanese recipe for soy, mirin, and dashi broth poured over cooked soba noodles. In this recipe, lightly inspired by a Bon Appétit recipe, the broth gets simplified and the soup is topped with crispy and meaty Maitake mushrooms and an assortment of crunchy and spicy accoutrements.

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Bowl full of rice vermicelli noodles and colourful vegetables herbs and edible flowers
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Vietnamese Bún with Puffball Mushroom

Bún is a traditional Vietnamese dish of rice vermicelli noodles topped with meat, veggies, and sometimes chopped spring rolls. It is served with nước chấm, a bracing sauce made primarily of fish sauce.

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grilled slices of puffball mushroom coated in za'atar spice on a blue plate
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Smoked Za’atar Puffball Mushroom

Manakish is a Levantine dish consisting of pita bread, slathered in za’atar, cheese, or minced meat and baked, almost like an Arabic pizza. Giving puffball mushrooms a similar treatment makes for seasoned crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside deliciousness!

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