Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Wild Black Trumpet mushroom are versatile and easy to use and add a striking dark color to dishes they are added to. These mushrooms rehydrate quickly making them ideal as a last minute enhancement. Add to sauces or rice for an earthy flavor, dress up meats and poultry or create a tantalizing appetizer by spreading these mushrooms on freshly toasted bread.
There are over 250 species of edible wild mushrooms in North America though less than a dozen are harvested regularly with some effort. Prized wild mushrooms include truffles, morels, chanterelles, black trumpets and boletes that are also a favorite of the Europeans. Celebrated by Master Chefs all over the world for their distinctive taste and sought after by epicureans, wild harvested mushrooms have held a special place in Haute Cuisine for generations.
Always reconstitute dried mushrooms before consuming. To rehydrate, soak in warm water for 30 minutes (or 2-5 minutes in boiling water). Preserve liquids for use in recipes. 1 oz mushrooms = @ 4-6 oz fresh. Store in freezer in a sealed freezer bag or keep sealed in a cool, dry place for up to 18 months. Keep out of sunlight and moisture.
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