Oyster Mushroom "Abalone"
I bought a lot of fresh produce today at the Farmers Market. I couldn't resist a lovely bag of super fresh oyster mushrooms, although I've never cooked them before and only had them deep-fried at Millennium.
Then I found this wonderful and easy recipe for Oyster Mushroom Mock Abalone, along with a number of other promising recipes at The Oyster Mushroom Page on the Mycological Society of San Francisco's website.
Flour, dried herbs (I used Herbes de Provence), garlic, salt, and pepper create a light coating for the mushrooms, which are then quickly sauteed, and topped with lemon juice.
I don't know if they taste like abalone, but they made a delicious afternoon snack! Highly recommended.