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Noun1.hen-of-the-woods - large greyish-brown edible fungus forming a mass of overlapping caps that somewhat resembles a hen at the base of trees
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
genus Polyporus, Polyporus - type genus of the Polyporaceae; includes important pathogens of e.g. birches and conifers
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If you are a forager or know one, chanterelles or hen-of-the-woods mushrooms make the soup spectacularly rich-tasting.
in 2016, this overachieving beverage bar has earned accolades for pairing top- notch brews with refined plates, such as tempura-fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms ($10), smoked pickled mussels with burned-garlic aioli ($11) and Russian-style pelmeni dumplings with fresh
Sear the mushrooms until they release their water (this might not happen if you are using hen-of-the-woods mushrooms).
So when Grafton's David Stephens and Marge Albright left a big clump of hen-of-the-woods mushrooms at our door for my wife to make her famous bisque, I was thrilled.
The menu, created by chef Michael Citarella, features refined American dishes such as fried hen-of-the-woods mushrooms with buttermilk and red-pepper gnocchi, plus a rotating selection of oysters, the specialty of a 10-seat raw bar.