Dryad’s Saddle

A few nice Mushroom recipe images I found:

Dryad’s Saddle
Mushroom recipe
Image by LadyDragonflyCC – >;<
The mushroom’s shape and lateral stem make it look suitable for woodland spirits, the dryads of Greek mythology, to ride. I’ve found plenty of dryad’s saddle in the woods, but I’m still looking for the nymph!
The entire mushroom smells like watermelon rind, something no other species (except for watermelons) can do. Dryad’s saddle grows on living and dead hardwoods, mostly in Eastern North America, but occasionally in the west. You can find it in the spring and fall, often year after year in the same location, recurring until it depletes its food source.

The mature mushroom is much too leathery and bitter to eat, but any part of the immature cap that you can cut with your fingernail is edible.

Cooking Instructions:
Marinate broad slices overnight in 2 parts olive oil and 1 part wine vinegar, with some garlic, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, and tamari soy sauce. Drain, and bake 20-30 minutes over a cookie sheet on racks, in a preheated 350 degree oven. Pat dry with paper towels and enjoy as is, or add to any savory recipe.

the best mushroom soup
Mushroom recipe
Image by mi.a
perfect for this time of year…creamy, warm and delicious.