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Ischnoderma resinosum Jerky

Yields1 ServingPrep Time40 minsCook Time6 hrsTotal Time6 hrs 40 mins

Ischnoderma resinosum is not frequently picked but the flesh on young specimens is soft and meaty. In this recipe the mushroom is dried into jerky strips for enjoyment over the winter months.

 1 lb Ischnoderma resinosum (resinous polypore) soft parts
 ½ cup Water
 ½ cup Soy Sauce
 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
 1 tsp Onion Powder
 1 tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tbsp Black Pepper
 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper

Slice the Ischnoderma resinosum into strips and mix in the marinade for half an hour.


Place mushrooms and marinade in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Boil for 5 minutes then turn down to a simmer and simmer for 5 minutes.


Strain the mushroom from the marinade and place in a dehydrator at 120-130°F for 6-12 hours, until dried and leathery. The time will vary based on the thickness and sizes of the pieces, so check it often.


Store in an airtight jar or vacuum pack.