Thursday, 14 February 2019

King Oyster Mushroom 'Scallops'

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.  

9 comments:

  1. Oh my but that sounds delicious! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you e. We don't really do Valentines at home, but its nice to play along sometimes as long as its not too commercial.

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  2. These look great in those sea shells - I really miss the sense of community and seeing the trail of recipes around blogs that you could find once upon a time. The food blogging scene has changed and now always for the better but I am glad there are still bloggers like yourself who acknowledge sources - as history student I appreciate the value of this as well as a curious type! I always like to know the provenance of a recipe much more than I like to be told I really have to have it in my life!

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    1. Thank you Johanna. I know you would appreciate my observations as you are a faithful and longterm blogger like me. Yes, I like to know the provenance too and how things evolve.

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  3. I love those oyster mushroom scallops that I discovered at OlivesForDinner. They are savoury and versatile.

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    1. Erin's foodblog Olives for Dinner is brilliant. She should get more recognition that she gets.

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  4. These look so great, very much like the real thing, which I've never eaten. But I would happily scoff the vegan version away.

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    1. VegHog these were pretty amazing. I have had the real thing a very long long time ago. I can't remember how they tasted but these do look like the real thing.

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  5. I've never eaten scallops either, and I don't eat king oyster mushrooms often enough (not sure of anywhere around me that sells them, more's the pity!) They look thoroughly appealing, and a very fancy dinner too!

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