When I saw a Mushroom Mini Farm for sale nearby, I knew that it was something I needed to try. It’s made by Back to the Roots, a company that seems to be trying out forward-thinking indoor food production systems. They also have a pretty neat mini fish farm that might end up as a holiday present for a few family members.
Growing these mushrooms was incredibly easy – I cut a hole and soaked the bag holding the spores for 8 hours, and then I gave them just a little water each day. Within a day or so, I noticed the little bulbous beginnings of the mushrooms and then they grew immensely each day thereafter. Finally, they looked like the right size to eat and so I decided that it was oyster mushroom taco day!
The mini farm came with a recipe for these tacos so credit goes to Back to the Roots for the recipe.
- 2 cups homegrown oyster mushrooms
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 1 red bell peper
- 6-8 corn tortillas
- 2 tbsp. olive, canola, or veggie oil
- salt and pepper to taste
To make these delicious tacos, follow these directions:
- Finely chop mushrooms, veggies, and herbs
- Heat your oil in a large pan on medium-high for about 1 minute
- Add the garlic, bell pepper, and onion and sautee until they begin to soften
- Add the mushrooms and jalapeno and cook everything together for 5 minutes.
- Lower heat and add your seasonings — parsley, salt, pepper. Stir together for about 1 minute.
- Scoop the filling into your warm tortillas and add toppings that you like. We added guacamole, cheese, and salsa. Delicious!
I had never had mushroom tacos before, but they were really delicious!
Now if only I could get our mushroom logs to produce! I’m thinking that they might need to be soaked more thoroughly. I would have thought that the incredible amount of rain we’ve had this summer would be enough, but maybe not. Thoughts, anyone?
Oh, one last thing – the mushroom farm will give us another crop! It’s currently resting in the closet for a few weeks before we ask for more mushrooms. Fun!