Easter Egg Radish
Easter egg radishes are among the prettiest of the varieties. Colors range from white to pink to crimson to purple, all in one bunch. Mildly flavored.
The Tiger eggplant is one of the more unusual color combinations with orange skin and vertical green “tiger” stripes. It is a petite, spherical eggplant with a subtle flavor.
Inventory, lb : 0
This item was last sold on : 03/26/15
|Sierra Madre Mushroom Inc.||Homepage|
Hiutlacoche in frozen form, are available year round.
Huitlacoche, Ustilago maydis, AKA cuitlacoche, is a fungus whose name translates from Ancient Nauhatl as "corn smut". Taxonomically, Huitlacoche is not a mushroom. It is actually classified as a fungal disease that corn cobs develop within their stalks. The fungus attacks the kernels, replacing them with a black, molden excrement that hardens.
Huitlacoche is a culinary delicacy that has the appearance of vegetable ash coated and bloated shaped kernels. Its flavor is smoky sweet, a combination of the fungus resembling the sweet corn flavor along with the ashen earthy undertones the fungus creates. Huitlacoche should be harvested within 16-18 days of the corn being infected by the fungus, as its spores will then have reached maturity.
Pair with cheeses, squash blossoms, shrimp, lobster, monkfish and scallops. Add to soups, tacos, quesadillas and salsas. To store, keep frozen.
Though the name suggests Hiutlacoche is native to Mexico, the fungus can be found all over the world, though, indeed it is most easily and often found in Mexico and some parts of the United States where it is intentionally infected into cultivated corn to produce commercial Huitlacoche crops. Once the fungi's teliospores are mature, they are dispersed naturally by the wind, blowing them into the soil. The spores can survive the winter and infect the next year's crop.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Perfect Pairings||Carlsbad CA||760-453-7974|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
Recipes that include Huitlacoche Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
People have spotted Huitlacoche Mushrooms using the Specialty Produce app for iPhone and Android.
Produce Spotting allows you to share your produce discoveries with your neighbors and the world! Is your market carrying green dragon apples? Is a chef doing things with shaved fennel that are out of this world? Pinpoint your location annonymously through the Specialty Produce App and let others know about unique flavors that are around them.