Variety: King Trumpet
The Royal Treatment for Any Recipe
With their large size and savory flavor, King Trumpet mushrooms can star at the center of any entree for any type of cuisine.
King trumpet mushrooms are the largest of the oyster mushroom family, noted by their thick white stems and golden brown caps that are somewhat flat. Their large size makes them a versatile pick for slicing and serving in any number of ways from large-to-small dice to slicing lengthwise to shredding. Give your recipe the regal treatment with king trumpet mushrooms!
King Oyster, King Brown, French Horn
Flavor and texture
King trumpet mushrooms have a delicate, nutty flavor and a firm, meaty texture. When cooked, the king trumpet’s texture mimics seafood, like scallops. In fact, when its thick stem is sliced crosswise, the result can appear just like scallops, too. But the culinary creativity doesn’t end there; cut large king trumpet mushrooms lengthwise for slices that are ideal for grilling, sautéing, roasting, and any other cooking application that puts them at the center of the plate. They can also be fork-shredded for serving as a meaty option for barbeque sandwiches, tacos, or serving atop grilled meats.
At the grocery store, select king trumpet mushrooms that are firm with a fresh, smooth appearance. The surface of the mushroom should be dry, but not dried out, and appear plump. Store mushrooms in original packaging or in a porous paper bag for prolonged shelf life. Some mushrooms may keep for up to a week in the refrigerator. Fresh mushrooms should never be frozen, but frozen sautéed mushrooms will keep for up to one month. To clean mushrooms, brush off any debris from mushrooms with fingers or a damp paper towel, or rinse briefly under running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Note that the entire mushroom is edible from cap to stem!