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Jews Ear Fungi

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Jews Ear Fungi

It was said that Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, hanged himself on an elder tree, which is the origin of the name.



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little know all, now this I love, why am I adding them to my favs when you could just send them all to me,

17 Apr, 2012

 

its edible! Its fab isn't it? We could cover your hall at this rate! You could have paid me and not the decorator!

17 Apr, 2012

 

never thought of that

17 Apr, 2012

 

hehe great pic..amazing colours! i wouldnt want to eat it tho ;)

17 Apr, 2012

 

very nice detail there :-)

17 Apr, 2012

amy
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Smashing photo and info to go with it :o)

17 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant photography there Pita

17 Apr, 2012

 

Hello Pita, welcome to Goy. I think we are in for a bit of a treat with some of your photography. These are curious, dont know if I like them, but then again cant stop looking at them!

18 Apr, 2012

 

Thank you PL99 - "Hello to you!"
I'm just glad my ears don't look like that! hee hee

18 Apr, 2012

 

Oh my what big ears you have, would not fancy eating this at all.....

18 Apr, 2012

 

WOnder what they taste like.......

23 Apr, 2012

 

Apparently it is used in Asian cooking because although it lacks a strong taste, it absorbs the flavours of other foods and provides delicate texture in Chinese and Japanese dishes.

It is also said to have medicinal properties and has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of various things in traditional herbal remedies, especially in China. The Chinese believe they are good for infections of the lungs because they remove irritations and smooth its surface. They also recommend them for haemorrhoids and as cleansing agents for both stomach and intestines.

:D

23 Apr, 2012

 

Covers the lot then......!!

23 Apr, 2012

 

Aw brilliant, reminds me of another fungi "chicken of the woods".

24 Apr, 2012

 

Oh no now my daughter has become a medical scientist,

24 Apr, 2012

 

Not really - researched it from the inter-web! :D
Interesting though!

24 Apr, 2012

 

great pic..ive eaten this in chicken soup..

chicken and jews-ear fungus soup

4 (about 400g) chicken thigh fillets 2 tsp groundnut oil 30g peeled ginger, shredded, chicken stock 60ml shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry) 2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp crushed white peppercorns 100g Jew's ear mushrooms, trimmed 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

Bring a pan of lightly-salted water to a boil then add the chicken. Return to a boil and immediately take off the heat. Drain and set aside for 5 minutes, until the chicken cools. Pat the chicken dry then thinly slice across the grain. Add oil to a wok over high heat. Add the ginger and chicken and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the stock, rice wine, soy sauce and peppercorns. Bring the mixture to a boil then add he mushrooms and garlic. Remove from the heat and ladle into soup bowls. Serve immediately...simples

24 Apr, 2012

 

And how did it taste SkipS? Recipe sounds nice - still not sure I'd be tempted! :)

x

24 Apr, 2012

 

now I am surprised at you Pita, thought you would try this, your more daring than me,

25 Apr, 2012

 

We'll try it when you come back down in the summer (if we can find the ears!) Do a little step-by-step video tutorial for all GOYers! :D

25 Apr, 2012

 

o.k. who dares wins,

26 Apr, 2012

 

Okay but you have to go first cos Bloomer nominated you team leader and thats the price you have to pay for being in charge! :D

27 Apr, 2012

 

I'm brave, that is why I got my medals at christmas

27 Apr, 2012

 

You are! I think Her Majesty realised just how brave you are when she met you. ;o)

27 Apr, 2012

 

Amazing macro of this Pita! The colour is so rich..Really interesting reading the comments too..\0/xxx

1 Feb, 2014



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