The yellow watermelon has a canary yellow flesh, often seedless, with occasional black seeds. Tasting no different from the common red watermelon, when ripe, yellow watermelons have the same signature two-toned green skin.
The Lobster mushroom is actually a parasitic hybrid of the fluorescent red-orange fungal parasite, Hypomyces lactifluorum, and the brittle white mushroom, Russula brevipes.
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Lobster mushrooms have a color similar to that of cooked lobster shell, with bright, fiery orange beneath the spotted or mottled cap. The gills of the host mushroom almost disappear under the parasitic fungus, leaving the area somewhat rippled and the cap disfigured. The texture of the Lobster mushroom’s flesh is granular and brittle. The taste benefits from multiple layers of flavor from the host mushrooms and often Hypomyces lactifluorum intensifies the nuances of its host. Lobster mushrooms are popular for their robust flavor and aroma, which can sometimes mirror that of seafood or lobster.
Lobster mushrooms are available in the fall, though they can be found as early as mid-summer.
The Lobster mushroom is actually an example of a fungus attacking another mushroom. Hypomyces lactifluorum most commonly attacks and parasitizes the brittle white mushroom, Russula brevipes or the peppery mushroom, Lactarius piperatus. Hypomyces lactifluorum leaves the host mushroom with a bright orange coating and eventually twists the fungus into odd shapes, transforming into the “Lobster mushroom.”
Lobster mushrooms are a source of carbohydrates and contain a small amount of protein and fiber.
Lobster mushrooms hold their texture after cooking; they may be added to stuffing or baked pasta dishes as well as simple broth soups and cream sauces. Add the brightly-colored mushrooms to soups, stews and terrines. Slice thin; sauté with onions and new potatoes, add to omelets or scrambled eggs. Lobster mushrooms make a great dried mushroom as the drying process captures their rich flavor qualities and preserves them. Store refrigerated in a paper bag for up to one week.
Hypomyces is Greek for “mushroom underneath” as a nod to the process by which a Lobster mushroom is formed. These brightly-colored orange mushrooms can be used as dye for wool, fabrics and some paper.
Lobster mushrooms can be found growing under hemlock trees in North America, specifically in the Pacific Northwest and in Canada and in Europe.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Sorority Cuisine - Delta Gamma||San Diego CA||916-847-9896|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Tasting Room Del Mar||Del Mar CA||562-756-1170|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Viejas Casino Grove Steakhouse||Alpine CA||800-295-3172|
|Herb & Wood||San Diego CA||619-955-8495|
|Hotel Palomar-Salt Box||San Diego CA||619-515-3003|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Florent||San Diego CA||619-308-6500|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Four Seasons Foods Catering||San Diego CA||619-876-6986|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
Recipes that include Lobster Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Sosio's Produce In Pike Place MarketNear Seattle, Washington, United States
1st Ave and Pike St., Seattle 98101
About 356 days ago, 8/07/15
Spotter's comments : Lobster Mushrooms spotted at Pike Place Market. Wild Lobster Mushrooms for $29.95lb!!!
Uwajimaya Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 360 days ago, 8/03/15
Far West FungiNear San Francisco, California, United States
1186 Trafton Rd. , Moss Landing 95039
About 645 days ago, 10/22/14
Spotter's comments : Lobster Mushrooms spotted at Bi-Rite Market. Whoa! Never had these... Look great!
Specialty Produce Near San Diego, California, United States
About 648 days ago, 10/19/14
Spotter's comments : Lobster Mushrooms spotted at Specialty Produce. In season, awesome price!