Lobster mushrooms are noted for their bright reddish orange colour that resembles the shell of a cooked Lobster. These wild mushrooms grow in the Pacific Northwest and are generally found along trails and beneath trees covered in leaves and needles.
The season for Lobster mushrooms can start as early as July and run into late October, depending on the weather.
They are a very dense and meaty variety of mushroom and have a slight marine flavour to them. Naturally, Lobster mushrooms are excellent accompaniments to any seafood recipe and lend themselves well to stews and chowders.
Lobster mushrooms can also be cut thinly and pan fried with potatoes and work very well when paired with other wild mushrooms to create a flavourful, exotic medley.