Fresh Wild Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Choose approximately 3 lbs., 5 lbs., or 10 lbs.
Pacific Northwest, USA
Black trumpet mushrooms (aka black chanterelles, craterelle or horn of plenty mushrooms) are a fragile, trumpet-shaped variety with a waxy grey surface. They are a very rich and buttery mushroom, slightly tough in texture (but not unpleasantly so) with a sweet, earthy richness that is great in soups.
Store fresh mushrooms in your refrigerator wrapped in a paper bag. For long term storage & preservation ideas, read How to Freeze, Can & Dehydrate Fresh Mushrooms.
Up to ten days fresh. A year or longer sliced & dried. Several months frozen.
RECIPES & TIPS
Black trumpets are popular in French cuisine because of their unique buttery flavor and texture. They can be sautéed whole for use in sides, omelets, and pasta, added to soups, or finely chopped to use in sauces.
Try pairing black trumpets with classic French flavors like red or white wine, herbs (particularly flat leaf parsley, marjoram, dill, thyme or tarragon), garlic, butter, chicken or veggie stock (as a soup base), and cream.
Before cooking, clean them gently with a damp paper towel to remove dirt. Do not soak them.