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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.
|Brigantine Pt Loma||San Diego CA||619-224-2871|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Trust Restaurant||San Diego CA||609-780-7572|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Barbarella||San Diego CA||858-454-7373|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Fairmont Grand Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-314-1975|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|The Lion Share||San Diego CA||619-564-6924|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Solterra Winery + Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Brigantine Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-481-1166|
|Ballast Point Kitchen - Scripps Ranch||San Diego CA||858-695-2739|
|Rustic Root||San Diego CA||619-232-1747|
|Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap||San Diego CA||619-795-9463|
|Searsucker Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-5700|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Cow by Bear||San Diego CA||415-565-9989|
|Soda & Swine North Park||San Diego CA||619-269-7632|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Wrench and Rodent||Oceanside CA||760-840-1976|
|Viewpoint Brewing Co.||Del Mar CA||858-205-9835|
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-522-0077|
|Union Kitchen & Tap (Encinitas)||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Born & Raised (Events)||San Diego CA||619-550-5412|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Coast Catering||Escondido CA||619-295-3173|
|Kindred||San Diego CA||858-342-3609|
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