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    (Seasonally Available July-September)
    Fresh Lobster mushrooms, wild foraged in the USA, hard-to-find, available seasonally.

    GENERAL DELIVERY: All orders ship via FedEx Overnight. You choose your delivery date - up to 30 days in advance. Orders placed before Noon ET, Monday-Thursday can be delivered the next business day. For Christmas delivery, orders must be placed before Noon EST, Wednesday, December 21st.

    CHRISTMAS PRE-ORDERS:: Orders containing a "pre-order" Turkey, Turkey Breast, Goose or Capon must be delivered on December 20th, 21st or 22nd.

    Extremely delicate in flavor and meaty in texture, the lobster mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum) is actually not a mushroom at all, but a parasitic fungi that covers other mushrooms. It generally attacks Lactarius and Russula mushrooms, and covers them with a red outer "shell", causing them to take on the appearance of a lobster--red outside, with pale meat inside.

    Available only in mid-summer, the lobster mushroom has a slightly salty-sweet taste that goes well with stir-fries, soups, stews, terrines, and egg dishes, such as frittatas and omelettes. Many gourmets swear that simply sautéing in butter with a bit of salt is the perfect way to enjoy lobster mushrooms. Traditional accompaniments include thinly sliced onions and corn.

    Just the facts

    • Wild, foraged lobster mushrooms
    • Availability limited by season
    • Allergen: Contains mushrooms
    • Product of USA
    • Keep refrigerated
    • Use within 3-5 days of receipt for best flavor

    Our scrupulous buyers source wild mushrooms from around the world, following their seasons. In our quest to supply the best mushrooms to the most demanding and discerning chefs, we work with expert foragers around the world who collect mushrooms that are immediately sorted, packed and then flown to our warehouse each day.

    Lobster mushrooms catch a lot of dirt in their cracks and concave caps, so cleaning them is not easy. Do not wash them with a damp cloth, which can be messy and may remove the distinctive coloring, but rather use a dry brush to wipe away the dirt. It might be necessary to break the mushrooms apart to get into all the crevices. Cut off any brown spots that might be on the surface. The lobster is a sturdy mushroom, so if you have very dirty ones, they can be quickly rinsed in very cold water.

     

    Our Fresh Mushrooms

    D’Artagnan offers a variety of wild and cultivated mushrooms to augment any carnivore’s diet. For wild items, we partner with foragers and follow the seasons around the world. Expert cultivators grow organic mushrooms for us, so you can enjoy our high-quality mushrooms year round.

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