Look what I got!
Guess what it is yet? Its a Shiitake Mushroom growing kit. You're looking at the product of 6-18 months worth of spore incubation all waiting to burst forth in mushroomy goodness. Its currently resting in my fridge, going through a "cold shock" to make it ready for production. I should have at least a pound of fresh shiitakes two weeks from Friday. Are ya a little squicked out?
Paul and Dusty's Ultimate Shiitake Recipe (courtesy of http://www.fungi.com/)
1/8 cup Olive oil
1/8 cup sesame oil
4-5 tablespoons tamari
2 glugs and 1 splash of white wine
Stir vigorously. place 1 lb of whole fresh shrooms gills up. Pour sauce on shrooms and stir. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or barbecue on an open grill for a smoky flavor. Serve hot with seafood, rice, past or whatever.
Jealous yet? I'm so freaking excited I could pee my pants! Josh -the fungus hater... is totally revolted! He's probably not impressed with it currently residing next to his Pepsi either. I'm having visions of grabbing a couple more kits, miraculously manifesting a garage, and selling them to the local health food store and some of the more upscale resturants in town and I haven't even grown my first mushroom yet. Shrooms! Wonderful shrooms- every two weeks for the next six months. WOOT!