Lobster mushrooms are a firm, meaty, lobster-red mushroom. These beauties can be grilled or pan fried or even steamed, marinated or used in soup or risotto. Look for these unique mushrooms from July through September at your local farmer's market or buy them online at Oregonmushrooms.com.
Aside from fresh, you can also buy dried lobster mushrooms but the flavor tends to be inferior.
Because of their growth habit lobster mushrooms can be very dirty and they are pretty tricky to get clean. Take a look at this helpful video that not only shows you how to clean them but also provides a great tip on how to even use the trimmings so there is no waste of this pricey but delicious mushroom.