Alii Oyster or Piopinni Risotto

Serves 4-6 Alii Oyster and Piopinni’s firm texture makes a delicious contrast to the silkiness of risotto. The optional addition of dried porcini will increase the depth of flavor. 1 cup arborio rice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced shallot 4 oz. finely chopped Alii Oyster or whole Piopinni 3 oz. dry white wine… Read more

Alii Oyster with Spinach and Macadamia Nuts

Serves Four 4 oz. Alii Oyster Mushrooms 2 Tablespoons olive or other vegetable oil 12 ounces washed baby spinach leaves (or substitute dark leafy greens of your choice) 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 Tablespoons toasted macadamia nuts, chopped (for garnish) salt and pepper to taste Cut mushrooms into ½ inch chunks. Sauté in oil over… Read more

Grilled Alii Oyster

Alii Oyster mushrooms have a firm, meaty texture that can substitute in any recipe calling for domestic or wild mushrooms…and they’re great on the grill! 4 oz. Alii Oyster Mushrooms 1-2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary or thyme salt and fresh ground pepper Smaller mushrooms may be left whole, cut larger ones… Read more

Hon-Shimeji (Kea or Brown) Mushrooms – Calamari Style

Also known as Buna-Shimeji, these mushrooms have a mild, shellfish-like flavor and crunchy texture. Combined with their beautiful white color, these characteristics make them a natural for marinated calamari. 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cups (about 1/2 pound) Hon-Shimeji mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced finely 2 tablespoons… Read more

Braised Shortribs with Hamakua Mushroom Ragout

by Chef Thomas Lohmann, Waikoloa Beach Marriott 1 serving portion Ingredients: For Braised Short ribs 1 lb Boneless Beef Short Ribs 1 C Flour 1 t Kosher Salt 6 T Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¼ t Table Grind Black Pepper 1 T. Chopped Garlic1 t Tomato Paste 4 oz Rough Chopped Carrots 4 oz… Read more

Alii Mushroom Sashimi

“Alii Mushroom Sashimi”  by Paul Masuda-Gourmet Mushrooms, Inc. 8 oz Alii Mushrooms 2 tbs. Hawaiian sea salt Wasabi Soy sauce Lemon or lime juice  Add about 2 tablespoons sea salt per 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. *Add whole mushrooms to boiling water, ( half large mushrooms lengthwise ),  and blanch 3-5… Read more

Quick and Simple

“Quick And Simple” 8 oz. mixed or single variety Hamakua Mushrooms 2 – 3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbs. minced or quartered and smashed garlic Pinch or two of fresh chopped parsley Salt and pepper *Slice Alii Mushrooms lengthwise 1/8 – ¼ inch. thick.  Separate Pioppini and Gray Oyster by slightly trimming base… Read more

Mediterranean Mushroom Medley

“Mediterranean Mushroom Medley” 8 oz. mixed or single variety Hamakua Mushrooms 2 -3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbs. garlic and shallot, minced ¼ tsp. each, oregano and thyme 3 tbs. fresh chopped parsley 6 sun dried tomatoes, plumped in warm water and cut in strips 1 tbs. red wine vinegar Salt and pepper… Read more