Maitake Steak

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Appears in
Plant-Based Gourmet

By Suzannah Gerber

Published 2021

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Hen of the woods, also known as maitake, is a complex mushroom with many small lips and a natural tendency to crumble. Pressing the mushrooms condenses their flavors and squeezes out the water, allowing them to soak up a marinade while firming their texture. Playing with the naturally meaty taste and texture of this mushroom, this steak preparation will leave a smoky, savory aroma in the air and a bold impression on the palate. The real gem of this steak is the Maillard reaction, a chemical