Welcome NH Mushroom Co.
We’re beyond thrilled to be carrying some amazing, exotic, and in one case ancient, varieties of mushrooms courtesy of our friends from NH Mushroom Co., certified organic mushroom growers. I don’t know if words can express how excited we are about these- when we got samples in, we were ooh-ing & aah-ing like little kids stuffing our noses right into them to see what they’re all about.
Interested? Let me introduce you to them!
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus)
Also called Bear’s Head, this absolutely gorgeous mushroom is roughly 20% protein and it makes a fantastic vegan substitute for crustaceans in seafood dishes, a delectable veggie burger (which is so, so easy to make- just press it whole on a grill or grill pan!), and is amazing in sauces. It’s mild in flavor and very tender, making it simply phenomenal for your culinary arsenal.
Chestnut Mushrooms (Agrocybe aergerita)
They look so simple and humble, right? Nothing special here, you might be thinking. Well, think again! This is one of the oldest species of mushrooms in the world and was first cultivated by the ancient Greeks. They’re remarkable for having a low moisture content and good moisture-wicking abilities, making them perfect for applications like pizza and marinating. You can use them much like shiitakes, except that the stems are edible(!) Like the Lion’s Mane, they’re mild and tender; let their versatility lead you into new cooking frontiers!
King Oyster (Pleurotus eryngii)
Also known as King Trumpets or Royal Trumpets, these big beautiful flavor bombs from the Mediterranean are all the rage right now and are sought-after delicacies throughout Australia, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. They’re firm but tender and if you slice the stem into rounds, you can easily use them in place of scallops. They have a distinctive, rich flavor unlike any other I’ve had- kind of like a more floral and less pungent truffle- totally befitting their royal moniker.
We can’t get over how cool and delicious these new mushrooms are and we’re so happy to share them with you! We get deliveries on Tuesdays & Fridays, but if they’ve caught your eye (and made your mouth water), you can special order them at your convenience.