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Lobster Mushrooms

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Fresh Lobster mushrooms, wild foraged in the USA, hard-to-find, available seasonally. Extremely delicate in flavor and meaty in texture, the lobster mushroom is actually not a mushroom at all, but rather is a parasitic fungi that engulfs other mushrooms. 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.
  • Wild, foraged lobster mushrooms
  • Hypomyces lactifluorum
  • Availability limited by season
  • Allergen: Contains mushrooms
  • Product of USA
  • For best taste, store in the refrigerator and use within 3-5 days of receipt

Cooking Methods: Sauté, Pan-Roast, Grill

After opening, store any unused mushrooms in the box they came in or in a brown paper bag. Lobster mushrooms will catch some dirt in their cracks and concave caps, so cleaning them takes patience. Use a dry brush to wipe away the dirt. It may 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. Lobster mushrooms hold their texture after cooking and are wonderful with roasted meats and poultry, or added to pastas, soups, and sauces.

D'Artagnan offers a variety of wild and cultivated fresh mushrooms and truffles year round. For wild mushrooms, we partner with foragers and follow the seasons around the world. In addition, expert cultivators grow organic mushrooms for us in pristine and optimal conditions. We also preserve the flavors of the season with our dried mushroom offerings.

Our truffles are foraged seasonally in France and Italy, and when those are done we source farmed truffles from Australia, which lengthens the season for these fragrant delicacies.