This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout
Oyster mushrooms have scallop-shaped caps that range in sizes from button to sand dollar. Their coloring varies from snow grey to pale brown. Oyster mushrooms are rather mild and sweet in flavor.
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The peak season for Hedgehog mushrooms is late summer through autumn, though they may be sold sporadically through the winter and spring.
The Hedgehog mushroom can be identified both scientifically and under common name classifications, including Dentinum repandum, Hydnum rapandum, D. umbilicatum. In a nod to its flavor and shape, it earned the nicknames Sweet Tooth and Pig's Trotter and Wood Urchin.
The Hedgehog is reminiscent to the Chanterelle mushroom because of its vibrant orange colouring and its nutty, peppery and fruity flavor. In fact, it is actually related to the Chanterelle, though not similar in shape and structure. The Hedgehog is an upright mushroom with a wide indented cap that contains downward projecting teeth on its underside. Its stem is stout, truncated and firm. The entire mushroom should maintain its golden color aside from the flesh, which is chalk white. Hedgehog mushrooms should not be eaten raw as they have a bitter first bite. Cooked fresh Hedgehogs are very meaty in texture and hearty in flavor.
The Hedgehog mushroom's peppery flavor becomes milder as it cooks. This mushroom is ideal for canning as the texture and taste can be successfully preserved. The Hedgehog mushroom can be used as a substitute where a recipe calls for Chanterelle mushrooms. Butter, garlic, cream and fresh herbs compliment the flavor of Hedgehog mushrooms. To store, refrigerate in a paper bag or between damp paper towels.
The Hedgehog mushroom has a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship with various trees, specifically Eastern hemlocks and it can be found growing in mixed deciduous and coniferous wood habitats in North America, specifically along the Pacific Coast. For wild harvesting purposes, it is an easily identified "foolproof" mushroom and it can reasonably be expected to fruit in the same spot year after year. Therefore mushroom hunters are very secretive about their specific Hedgehog harvesting locations to prevent potential poaching.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Prepkitchen Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-792-7737|
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|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Fire Station 3||San Diego CA||619-531-1569|
|Solterra Winery +Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Burlap||San Diego CA||858 369 5700|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||619-990-0158|
|Surf Side Cuisine||San Diego CA||619 507-0891|
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|Davanti Enoteca India St.||San Diego CA||619-237-9606|
|Neighbor's||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Edible Alchemy||San Diego CA||619-261-0582|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Kevin Denike||San Diego CA||503-951-8845|
|Sidecar||San Diego CA||619-230-5715|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|VIP||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Barebones Broth Co.||San Diego CA||619-719-0933|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Perfect Pairings||Carlsbad CA||760-453-7974|
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Bleu Boheme||San Diego CA||619-255-4167|
|Industry||San Diego CA||619-719-6924|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Culinary Students||San Diego CA||619-296-3172|
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|La Villa||San Diego CA||619-255-5221|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Salvatore's||San Diego CA||619-544-1865|
Recipes that include Hedgehog Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Closet Cooking||Wild Mushrooms Sautéed in Butter, Sherry and Lemon|
|Hunter Gather Cook||Squirrel & Hedgehog Pasties|
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