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King Trumpet Mushroom Pleurotus eryngii
Where Do Trumpet Mushrooms Grow?
King trumpet mushrooms naturally grow in cooler climates throughout the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. The fungi feeds on stems of herbaceous plants. It is possible to grow trumpet mushrooms at home with proper humidity and ventilation using a spawn mixed with a substrate, like straw or sawdust.
How to Buy Trumpet Mushrooms
These days, trumpet mushrooms can be bought at most supermarkets, but if youï¾’re struggling to track them down, Asian markets will almost always carry them. When selecting, look for firm stalks and minimal damage or discoloration on the caps.
Are Trumpet Mushrooms Expensive?
Trumpet mushrooms have been called the ï¾“cheap porciniï¾”ï¾—full of flavor, but not as expensive. King trumpet mushrooms a good substitute for their similar size and texture to porcinis. If needed, cremini mushrooms can be substituted for trumpet mushrooms.
What Do Trumpet Mushrooms Taste Like?
Trumpet mushrooms taste like a cross between a portobello mushroom and a maitakeï¾—with a distinct juicy nuttiness when cooked.
Can You Eat the Stems of Trumpet Mushrooms?
Trumpet mushrooms can be eaten in their entirety. The cylindrical stem is hearty and can imitate meat in vegetarian and vegan recipes. The caps are not usually separated from the stem, but sometimes the whole mushroom is sliced in half lengthwise.
4 Ways to Cook Trumpet Mushrooms
Trumpet mushrooms can be eaten either raw or cooked. Cooking enhances their umami flavors, and, because trumpet mushrooms are more dense than other mushroom varieties, they hold up well to slow cooking and high heat.
Seared: Half mushrooms lengthwise, then using a crosshatch pattern, make small incisions into the exposed flesh. Sear the cut sides down in oil or unsalted butter over medium high heat until golden brown and crisp, then flip and allow a little color to develop on the backside. Season to taste, and pair with something bright and herby, like chimichurri.
Grilled. You might catch trumpet mushrooms on the menu of most yakitori joints, and with good reason: when grilled, halved trumpets take on all the smoky flavor of the Japanese charcoals, melt into a soft texture while still retaining all their moisture. Toss with a drizzle of oil before you grill, and finish with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of salt and togarashi.
Pulled. Pulled, shredded trumpet mushrooms make great sandwich fodder. Sear or grill mushrooms, then when cool enough to handle, using your hands or two forks, pull the mushrooms apart into strings. Toss with lemon, minced garlic, or a teaspoon of sambal oelek and season to taste; rewarm in the pan if you like, then layer with pickled carrots, red onion, and herbs between two slices of sourdough toast.
Raw. Raw trumpet mushrooms are mild enough that they make a subtle textural addition to most salads, and they also soak up dressing like nobodyï¾’s business.
The 1 Tip to Remember When Cooking Trumpet Mushrooms
Scoring the cut side of trumpet mushrooms allows them to cook much faster and evenly, as well as soak up all the flavor from the cooking oil or butter. Smaller mushrooms will still sear just fine if you donï¾’t, but be sure to give the larger ones a little boost.
8 king trumpet mushrooms
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 bunch thyme sprigs
Maldon salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Slice the trumpet mushrooms in half lengthwise then use the tip of a paring knife to score the cut side of the mushrooms on the bias moving diagonally across the flesh. Repeat the process again in the opposite direction to create a crosshatch pattern.
Place mushrooms cut side down in the sauteï¾´ pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the scored side starts to become golden-brown. The mushrooms will have absorbed all of the oil so add the remaining olive oil to the pan and flip the mushrooms over.
Add garlic and thyme sprigs and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Drain the mushrooms on a plate lined with paper towels.