Dried Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Horn of plenty mushrooms for cooking online
Packed with a flavor and at times considered a poor man's truffle, black trumpet mushrooms offer an earthy, rustic, and almost smoky flavor. These wild mushrooms cannot be cultivated and are found growing in the wild on the east coast and west coast of the North America, Turkey and other regions around the world. Mostly they are found on hillsides with mossy areas of forest usually surrounded by trees such as oak, beech wood, and along the outer banks of small streams with leaf litter.
No time to go foraging yourself? You can now buy dried black trumpets online and see what fuss and flavor is all about.
How to cook with the "trompette de la mort" or trumpet of death as it is known in FranceDo not worry the trumpet of death is not dangerous, the name is simply an ode to the black color of this fungi. Much like other dried mushrooms, these precious black culinary jewels can be easily rehydrated by covering with boiling water and allowing to soak for 15-20 minutes until tender. Food and wine once called these mushrooms" training wheels for black truffles" due to their irresistible flavor and less is more approach when using in cooking.
The great thing about these mushrooms is that you do not need a lot Too much black trumpet can make a dish bitter. We suggest enjoying these with rich dishes with and ample amounts of fat; duck fat, butter fat, cream, dressings, you name it.
Ideas for using these mushrooms at home
Black trumpets also go well with bread and dough recipes. Think of focaccia or a nice sour dough. Try in risottos, like this recipe, simply substitute the morels in the recipe for trumpet mushrooms. Another great idea is using these mushrooms to make a compound butter like this ribeye with truffle butter recipe.
Facts about these black trumpet mushrooms
- Origin- Non cultivated wild forage horn of plenty from the fertile soils of Turkey
- Appearance - trumpet shaped with black to charcoal gray color
- Seasonality - summer and fall
- Other common names - horn of plenty, trumpet of death, black trumpet and craterellus cornucopioides
- Storage - Wild mushrooms can be safety stored in an air tight container generally speaking for 12-18 months; however once opened we do recommend storing in cooler temperature such as your fridge at temperatures of 38-40 degrees for best results. A lot pests love all types of fungi so it is always best to take care