Lobster mushrooms are a unique union of two wild mushrooms, one with a penchant for parasitizing the other, to create the beautiful lobster shell orange appearance. That color leaches to oils and fats adding a very beautifil orange glow to whatever you may fry or saute with them. It has a firm texture and mild umami flavor--- great for hearty stews, red meats and stir frys. Simply soak in broth, or water, until pliable and rehydrated (about 30-45 min) and then use as you would fresh mushrooms. The price shown is for 1 oz., which when rehydrated, becomes about 7 ounces and plenty for a meal for two!
Wild Foraged Lobster Mushrooms-Dried
Dried mushrooms rehydrate at approximately 7:1. If you purchase 1 oz dried, it would be the equivalent of about 1/2lb fresh. Please note that rehydrated mushrooms are best used in dishes that do not rely upon its texture to the same degree a fresh mushroom may in a dish. In other words, they cannot be "browned" very easily as you might sauté fresh mushrooms since they have been saturated by rehydrating.
Dried mushrooms may also be ground (BEFORE rehydrating) in a grinder and used as a "spice" to flavor any dish!