An October hunting trip off the Gunflint Trail produced ridiculous autumn scenery, ruffed grouse, and an appetizing culinary education for the author last week.
A recipe from Modern Carnivore by Jamie Carlson
Jamie Carlson shares tips on handling Hen of the Woods or, Maitake – a great mushroom with a excellent texture and many uses. They typically grow in the fall and like the south face side of a big Oak tree. They will grow from the ground over the roots of the Oak. When you find one you usually have plenty to use and store for later use. A good sized Hen can be 4-5 pounds. I like to dehydrate some and freeze the rest.