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Black Trumpet Mushrooms

 
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Has anyone cooked with black trumpets? I’ve never tasted them, so I ordered four ounces of dried mushrooms to see if I like them well enough to hunt for them next summer.

I’m looking for suggestions on how to use them. A lot of the recipes I’ve found, seem to require some serious chef skills. I’m hoping to find some fairly simple uses, like maybe just adding them to my venison stew. Would that be good?

They have a fairly strong smell. I assume the flavor is too? I can’t quite decide what they’d be good with. Actually, I’m not sure if I’m going to like them.
 
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I love black trumpets! I had a pound dried from the 2017 Maine harvest but not much left. I enjoy adding them to soups, which is as easy as adding them in the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Recently, I soaked some in brandy until soft then squeezed out the liquid which i reserved. Set aside the mushrooms. I ended up saluting some garlic, then added the mushrooms and the brandy, reduced by half then added cream and allowed that to cook down and thicken. A touch of fresh rosemary and salt and pepper. Served over steak. delicious!

Great in soup, stew, sauces, added to veg stir-fry. Dark, rich, earthy flavor..  terroir...
 
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Thanks! I think I’ll make either stew or gravy this weekend.

Do they go good with oyster mushrooms? I’ve got some growing in buckets. Maybe the trumpets would overwhelm the oysters?
 
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You can combine them with any mushroom I'd say.
 
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