Hen of the Woods

I don’t have a good name for this, so the name of the mushrooms will have to do. After dating a couple vegetarians, I’ve been trying to come up with some filling appetizers and mains with vegetables as the star, cooked almost like a steak.

Hen of the Woods


  • Maitake/Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
  • Wasabi-mayo
  • Soy-butter sauce
  • Green onion very thin slices on angle. Soak in ice water for 10 minutes, then dry.
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 1/2 T oyster
  • Half a stick of butter


  • Add soy and oyster sauce to pot, then heat. Let the butter melt and thicken.
  • Quarter maitake. Cook on high in ghee or fat. Add a T or two of soy-butter sauce halfway through.
  • Plate as wasabi-mayo, green onions, mistake, sauce, sesame seeds