Lobster mushrooms get their name from their orange outer skin and their unique seafood-esque flavor. They have a crisp texture, bright white inner flesh, and a spicy-briny aroma. Wild lobster mushrooms grow in abundance in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, typically between August and November.
Dried lobster mushrooms are an affordable way to enjoy these wild mushrooms year round. They’re easy to reconstitute with hot water for use in recipes calling for fresh lobster mushrooms, or they can be added to simmering soups, stews and sauces while still dry.
Dried mushrooms are a great value. It takes about 5 pounds of fresh mushrooms to create 8 ounces of dried mushrooms. In addition, they can be shipped much more affordably.