Homegrown Mushroom Tacos

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!

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The mini farm came with a recipe for these tacos so credit goes to Back to the Roots for the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 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:

  1. Finely chop mushrooms, veggies, and herbs
  2. Heat your oil in a large pan on medium-high for about 1 minute
  3. Add the garlic, bell pepper, and onion and sautee until they begin to soften
  4. Add the mushrooms and jalapeno and cook everything together for 5 minutes.
  5. Lower heat and add your seasonings — parsley, salt, pepper.  Stir together for about 1 minute.
  6. Scoop the filling into your warm tortillas and add toppings that you like.  We added guacamole, cheese, and salsa. Delicious!

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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!

 

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