Black trumpet mushrooms have a waxy grey surface and are known as fragile and trumpet-shaped. It is a very rich and buttery mushroom, popular in French cuisine because of their unique flavor and texture. They have a unique fragrance which some people say smell like apricots. Black trumpet mushrooms are known to be pretty gritty, and you really do want them as clean as you can get them. Make sure you pick over the mushrooms carefully and rinse if needed, then pat them dry and set on paper towels.one up mushroom bars
Although black trumpet mushrooms are delicious, they are also very little known. They are fragrant and fruity and go very well with fish or in cheddar cheese dishes. You can try them in a creamy soup or pasta sauce, risotto, or on pizza. As this mushroom type’s fruity, musky nature pairs up well with dairy or cheese dishes. Try placing the mushrooms in a skillet on medium heat, and then melt some butter and sauté the mushrooms 4 to 5 minutes. Next season with salt and pepper to taste, but do make sure to reserve a small handful of the mushrooms for some terrine, and finely chop the rest.
Typically during the summer months in the Pacific Northwest is where you will find wild black trumpet mushrooms growing. This type of mushroom does not usually grow on wood, even though they are said to sometimes have a woody flavor. This mushroom kind has a trumpet-shaped cap that lengthens down to the stalk. With a color ranging from dark red to light gray or nearly black, black trumpet mushrooms are highly regarded for their unique and rich flavor. Coloring of the spore surface and stem can range from pale grey to a salmon color to nearly black with wrinkles or raised veins rather than gills. The cap and interior is usually darker, salmon brown to black and hollow top to bottom.