I am fortunate enough to have a mushroom vendor at my local Farmers’ Market; Madura Farms offers many different varieties of gourmet mushrooms including Hen-of-the-Woods, aka maitake. Known for its medicinal qualities, this earthy mushroom just begs to be paired with a good steak.
- 1 pound hen-of-the-woods mushrooms
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme - chopped
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary – chopped
- 2 tablespoons homemade chicken stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Using a paring knife, remove the core of the stem on the underside of the mushroom. Then using your hands, gently break the mushroom into large pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the mushroom to the heated oil and cook for 3 minutes. When they turn a golden brown on the surface, flip over and heat for an additional 3 minutes. Add the herbs and chicken stock and baste the mushrooms for another minute. Remove to a plate with paper towels to drain, removing any excess oil and serve.