That above is the nicest clump of Pleurotus I ever did see. The picture does not accurately convey the beauty of color it carried, this delicate smoked lover's squint of a notion around the edges. Pure poetry.
Unrelatedly, I recently received a small pot of tandoori spice, quite phenomenal.
Adding two and two together with other stuff, I proceeded to :
In a pot dump some corn oil, lightly dehydrate mixed ground meat halfway, in the company of two heads of garlic.
Cut up eggplants, potatoes, the mushrooms above, and in the leftover oils and juices of the meat, with some tomato paste, under a lid let them soften just a little.
Add the entire stuff, well mixed, to a clay Dutch oven, in layers with the tandoori in between.
Mix three eggs, heavy sour cream and flour, pour on top of the foregoing.
Seal the lid of the oven in butter and stuff it in the oven on a very low flame.
In an hour or so I will probably have the best tandoori mousaka you ever did see. Yay me.