By Walt Sturgeon
Chicken of the Woods(Sulfur Shelf) – qty desired
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Your favorite BBQ Sauce
Cut into larger than bite sized pieces. Spray with olive oil cooking spray. Dust with garlic powder if desired. Grill on medium heat for several minutes on both sides. Lightly baste with your favorite barbeque sauce toward the end of grilling. Lightly brown on both sides. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
By Marita King
2009 was a good mushroom year for me and I had plenty of maitake and sulfur shelf in the freezer when the occasion of a chili contest came along in the fall. Any chili recipe would work with these mushrooms substituting the meat partially or entirely. Though I rarely measure my spices and can give you only a rough idea of the ingredients I used, I did win first prize which might give you incentive to create your own version.
Saute 2 chopped onions in a little olive oil, add 6 minced cloves of garlic and saute another minute or two. Add roughly 2 lbs of maitake and sulfur shelf mushrooms cut into pieces, then chopped peppers of various colors, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can Northern beans (washed, drain, then mashed), 1 can black beans (washed and drained), 1 can red beans (washed and drained) and 1-2 cups of beef broth. The following spices were added in roughly 1 Tbsp quantities: oregano, ground cumin, ground cardamom, sugar, chili powder, and soy sauce. Add 2 bay leaves and pepper to taste, then simmer for 30 min, allow chili to thicken, add broth/water as needed.