Lobster mushrooms get their name from their seafood-like taste and from their bright orange and red lobster-like appearance. The ridges and valleys of the dense lobster mushroom can range in color from orange to white or black.
Use a toothbrush to clean stubborn earth from the crevasses. Lobsters can be thinly sliced and sautéed, sliced thicker and grilled, or chunked and added to hearty stews. Pair these mushrooms with seafood,. They can even be used to prepare a fine mock-lobster bisque!
Lobster mushrooms are harvested in Minnesota, but the season is extended in the Rocky Mountains, where the lobster mushroom season lasts from August through December.
You can also buy dried mushrooms through our online shop. We offer 14 varieties of mushrooms, four blends, and porcini and portabella powders. Shipping is free on $50 orders. Visit our online shop here.