Maitake Mushrooms Recipe – Simple & Tasty

Hi there, I’m excited to share with you my personal favorite recipe featuring Maitake mushrooms! Maitake mushrooms, also known as hen of the woods, are a type of mushroom that have a meaty texture and a slightly earthy and nutty flavor. They are packed with nutrients and are a great addition to any dish.

For this recipe, I’ve combined Maitake mushrooms with some delicious and healthy ingredients to create a hearty and flavorful dish. The best part is that it’s super easy to make and can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

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So let’s get started! Follow along with me as I walk you through the steps to create this delicious Maitake mushroom recipe.


  • Maitake mushroom spawn
  • Hardwood sawdust or wood chips
  • Bran
  • Gypsum
  • Water


  • In a pressure cooker or autoclave, sterilize the sawdust or wood chips.
  • Mix the sterilized sawdust or wood chips with bran in a large container.
  • Add gypsum to the mixture to balance the pH level.
  • Add enough water to the mixture to reach field capacity, meaning the mixture is moist but not dripping wet.
  • Pack the mixture tightly into bags or containers.
  • Introduce maitake mushroom spawn to the mixture.
  • Incubate the bags or containers in a dark, warm place (around 65-75°F) for 4-6 weeks.
  • Once the mixture is fully colonized by the mushroom mycelium, move the bags or containers to a cooler location (around 50-60°F) to encourage the formation of fruiting bodies (the actual mushrooms).
  • Wait for the mushrooms to grow and harvest them when they reach maturity.

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