The Giant Lobster Mushroom
September 17, 2008 by: Susan Goldsmith
This is a Lobster mushroom! The Lobster mushroom is actually a fungus that has parasitized a Russula or Lactarius mushroom. It creates this beautiful orange mushroom that resembles lobster meat. The inside of the mushroom is white. The Lobster mushroom even has a faint lobster-y fragrance to it. They are wonderful dried or sauteed fresh in a Boreas frittata! Veronica, our expert forager, brings us our Lobsters. She will be preparing a Lobster mushroom and chicken liver pate as an appetizer for our Wild Mushroom Celebration Brunch during our annual celebration weekend, October 17-19th. We have a couple of rooms left for the weekend, which includes a fabulous five course Wild Mushroom and Washington Wine dinner at the Port Bistro. We love this time of year because of the lovely Chanterelles and Lobster Mushrooms. It makes cooking much more fun!