Oyster Mushrooms are consumed around the world and are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom. They are known for their wide, flat caps with delicate pure white gills. They are called the oyster mushroom due to their caps resembling the shape of an oysters shell. The Oyster mushroom contains all of the essential amino acids needed for a healthy diet.
Oyster has a soft bite and delicate flavour. It absorbs flavours well, which means it can easily increase the strength of a dish, making it an ideal accompaniment for fish dishes or creamy sauces. The gentle tastes of oyster mushrooms complement citrus flavours.
Oyster is easy to prepare and can be cooked whole or sliced, allowing it to be used in a variety of different dishes. As well as being fried it can be baked or boiled in soups and sauces.
Our oyster can be purchased from Waitrose, Sainsburys and ASDA packed on its own or in mixes packs. It is also sold loose in Morrisons stores as well as in our on site farm shop, The Mushroom Basket.
Nameko mushrooms are one of the most popular Japanese mushrooms, recognised by their orangey glossy sheen surfaced created by a natural layer of gelatine which coats the surface. Livesey Bros have been growing this variety for over 2 year following extension NPD and growing trials.
Nameko are firm and silky with a delicious cashew-butterscotch aroma and a mildly fruity, nutty, and earthy flavour. They have a small cap around 2-5 centimetres and slender straight stems and are best sautéed or grilled and are often used in soups, stews, risottos and sauces.
Nameko, like many other woodland mushrooms are very easy to cook. Simply remove the base of the stem and fry on a medium heat until crisp.