It isn’t really hard to guess why the lobster mushroom is so named. This parasitic fungus (it’s not technically a mushroom) grows on other mushrooms and eventually colonizes them with a meaty, red flesh that takes on the appearance of cooked lobster meat. In the process the zombified mushroom host gains both a striking appearance and delightful flavor.
The aroma when it reconstitutes, strangely, is a little aquatic and somewhat reminiscent of shellfish. The flavor makes the name even more appropriate as there are faint hints of lobster and certainly a taste of clam amongst its otherwise simple mushroom flavor. Use it in place of nearly any mushroom in a recipe. It is a perfect addition to casseroles or plates of mac and cheese.
|Ingredients||Dried lobster mushrooms.|
|Recommended Applications||Use the Lobster Mushroom as a substitute for any mushroom in a recipe for a great touch of color. Delicious when paired with meat or tofu, baked in dishes, or sautéed.|
|Dietary||May Contain Naturally Occurring Sulfites|
|Basic Preparation||Rule of thumb, 1 oz. of dry mushrooms reconstitutes to 3-4 oz. of fresh mushrooms. To prepare, start by rinsing the product in cold, running water to remove any debris. To reconstitute, put the desired amount of mushrooms to be used in a bowl, cover with boiling water and then let them soak for 15-20 minutes prior to draining. Add to recipes that will cook for at least 25 minutes.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Cuisine||American, Asian, Chinese, European, French|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Shelf Life||2 Years|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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