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Roasted Hen of the Woods

Crispy Roast Hen of the Woods recipe

Hen of the Woods is a mushroom variety with a robust earthy aroma. (Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto of the Fresh Tastes blog)


Yield: 2-3 servings

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  • 300 grams maitake mushrooms
  • 5 sprigs thyme, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • flaked sea salt (such as Maldon)
  • black pepper


  1. Put the oven rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 C). If you have a convection oven, use the convection mode.
  2. Trim any tough bits of stem or growing medium off the bottom and then shred the mushrooms into small clusters. Put them in a bowl and toss with the olive oil and thyme.
  3. Line the clusters up in a single layer on a sheet pan and roast until the mushrooms are golden brown and crisp around the edges (50-60 minutes).
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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