Creamy “Oyster” Stew

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Creamy “Oyster” Stew

About the Recipe: “Oyster” here means oyster mushrooms.  It is a play on words. I thickened the consistency, which enhanced the oyster mushroom flavor.  Garnishing the top with a few oyster mushrooms along with a few drops of hot sauce added an interesting note to the creamy stew.

Recipe by:  Leda Meredith in The Forager’s Feast, The Countryman Press

Cook’s Note:  I added a roux made of 2 Tablespoons melted butter and 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour to thicken the stew; cook until desired consistency.  Also, if you need to substitute for dry sherry, about 1 teaspoon vanilla extract per 2 Tablespoons sherry is suggested.  You could also use apple cider or dry vermouth

Note:  If using dried oyster mushrooms, follow directions on package or pour about 1 cup boiling water over dried mushrooms; let rehydrate about 15 to 20 minutes; stir occasionally.  Use the mushroom liquid for stock.

Do not use stock made from other types of mushrooms as it will overpower the flavor of the oyster mushrooms.

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