May I present to you homemade King Oyster Mushroom Scallops.I made these mock 'scallops' last month during Veganuary (which I was doing quietly) for St Dwynwen's Day - Welsh Valentines Day.
For an extra touch of elegance, I served them in these sea shells that I picked up from Cornwall a couple of years ago.King Oyster mushrooms are hard to track down where I am, but suddenly some supermarkets have them and I have been loving it, as it finally gave me the opportunity to make these vegan mock 'scallops' a number of times, and let me tell you these were superb!
Almost every new vegan publication or PR hungry social media food blogger seems to have a variation on these King Oyster Mushroom 'Scallops' so I will not share the recipe I adapted here.
Let me instead share with you the first blog I came across that showcased King Oyster Mushroom 'Scallops' was in 2010 and happened to be a follower of my blog The Chubby Vegetarian, but he never shared a recipe of such.
Then fast forward a couple of years, the first food blog to generously share the recipe with us for vegan King Oyster Mushrooms as mock 'scallops' suitable for vegans was Olives for Dinner in 2012 with a recipe, the same source of inspiration for my smoked 'carrot' salmon. There was also another food blogger shared Grilled Aubergine Wrapped in King Oyster Mushroom Scallops at the time.
As someone who has had recipes and entire blog content stolen in the past, I am always amazed at how many new PR loving food bloggers and recent converts to veganism behave as if treating King Oyster Mushrooms like a 'Scallop' came out of their head, as if they were the genius to create this amazing recipe. Yes, I hate fakers and I hate plagiarism. So I want to thank and salute the real food genius who created these King Oyster Mushroom 'Scallops' who will never get the true recognition or acknowledgement on social media or in publications.