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Quick Oyster Mushrooms With Garlic Recipe

Ready in minutes, this easy oyster mushroom recipe makes a delicious healthy side dish or meatless main.

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Oyster mushrooms have a beautiful texture and taste when cooked right.

With no more than 5 main ingredients and 15 minutes to spare, nothing is simpler and more delicious.

What are Oyster Mushrooms?

Belonging to the Pleurotus genus, their name comes from their oyster-like shape.  

These mushrooms usually grow on old, dead, or stumps of broadleaf trees.

Oyster mushrooms have a mild, sweet, and delicate flavor.

When cooked, they take on a meaty texture and subtle aroma. They are low in fat and calories but contain important vitamins and minerals such as copper, potassium, and B.

Common types of oyster mushrooms include grey oyster mushrooms, pink oyster mushrooms, pearl oyster mushrooms, phoenix oyster mushrooms, and king oyster mushrooms. 

These mushrooms are popular across many cuisines, especially Asian, vegetarian/vegan, Italian, American, and French kitchens where their texture and mild flavor are appreciated.

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 Pearl oyster mushrooms


Oyster Mushrooms: The star of our show. Look for fresh, firm, dry, and plump ones.

Garlic: Because garlic makes everything better!

Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil helps carry flavors and prevents sticking during cooking.

Use the vegetable oil you prefer or butter.

Soy Sauce: A splash of soy sauce enhances flavor with its salty-sweet umami notes.

Use a reduced sodium soy for balance.

Salt & Black Pepper: Because seasoning is key.

Parsley: To add a bright, fresh finish to our dish. Use other fresh herbs if you prefer.

How to Prepare Oyster Mushrooms

Start by cleaning the oyster mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt. Avoid washing them, as they tend to absorb water.

Once cleaned, trim the tough ends of the mushroom stalks and slice them into smaller pieces.

How to Make This Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Step 1

After you clean the mushrooms, heat a few tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced garlic and sauté for a minute.

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Step 2

Carefully add the oyster mushrooms to the skillet, ensuring they are in a single layer. 

Cook for about 3 minutes without stirring or moving.

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Step 3

Season the mushrooms with a splash of soy sauce, salt, and black pepper to taste, and stir gently to coat them evenly.

Cook the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes or until they are tender and golden brown.

Finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips 

  • Don’t overcrowd the pan, cook them in batches if necessary.
  • Pat mushrooms dry with paper towels before cooking to promote browning.
  • Resist the urge to shake the pan too early on – let them brown at first.

Variations For Sauteed Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Asian-inspired: Try sautéing with ginger, sesame oil, and green onions. 

Italian twist:  Sautè them with bacon, rosemary, and white wine.

Make it spicy: Add some chili pepper. 

Mix different types of mushrooms: Try to mix oyster mushrooms, king oysters, shiitake mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and white button mushrooms to make a delicious topping for bruschetta. 

Serving Suggestions

Eat sauteed oyster mushrooms as an appetizer, and serve on top of socca flatbread or bruschetta with cream cheese, with drinks, into garlic spaghetti or parmesan risotto, top a burger or steak.

In addition, this variety of mushrooms makes a deeply umami-rich addition to ramen, noodles stir-fries, over a green salad, or even as a topping for pizza. 

Their delicate texture makes them the perfect side dish for this crock pot fried chicken or any meat and fish.

How to Store

These oyster mushrooms will last about 2-3 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

For longer storage, you can freeze them uncooked.

Lay them out on a baking sheet, freeze until stiff, and then transfer to a freezer bag. They’ll keep frozen for up to 6 months.

There is no need to thaw before cooking – add a minute or two to the cooking time.


Do oyster mushrooms taste like fish?

No, despite their name, oyster mushrooms do not taste like fish.

What do oyster mushrooms taste like? 

Oyster mushrooms have a delicate and unique flavor profile, often described as earthy, savory, and slightly sweet.

Can I eat oyster mushrooms raw?

While oyster mushrooms can be consumed raw, they are much more tasty when cooked.

What season are oyster mushrooms in? 

You can find fresh oyster mushrooms all year round in well-stocked local grocery stores, though their prime season is autumn.

What part of oyster mushroom do you eat?

The entire oyster mushroom, including the cap, gills, and stem, can be eaten.

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Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

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With just 5 ingredients and less of 15 minutes, nothing is simpler yet more delicious than this easy and quick oyster mushroom recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 1 pound oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 teaspoom soy sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Clean the oyster mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp cloth.
  2. Trim the tough ends of the mushroom stalks and slice them into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté sliced garlic until for a minute.
  4. Add the oyster mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes without stirring or moving at medium-high heat.
  5. Season with a splash of soy sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Cook for 4 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 773mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Favorite oyster mushroom recipes

Oyster mushrooms can be cooked in many different ways:

Crispy fried oyster mushrooms: A delicious way to eat these meaty oyster mushrooms.  

Make a batter with cold water or beer, purpose flour, and the spices you want, then dip the mushrooms first in the batter and then in breadcrumbs.

ook them fried or in the air fryer, they will remind you so much of fried chicken.

Oyster mushroom soup: These delicate mushrooms are the perfect base for an earthy flavor soup.

Vegan Shawarma: These mushrooms are perfect for replacing meat in vegan recipes, and this Shawarma is proof of that.

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