Dried fragrant trumpet chanterelles
The fruity-smelling trumpet chanterelles are very popular mushrooms in mixed dishes and have a spicy-peppery flavour of their own. The characteristics of the trumpet chanterelle are the distinct smell of mirabelles and the vivid orange-yellow stalk. Chanterelles are wild mushrooms and thus do not come from regulated cultivation. They were collected in the northern forests of Spain and then dried.
We find the trumpet chanterelles go best with the following dishes:
Why are dried mushrooms so expensive compared to fresh mushrooms and are there any advantages at all?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight during drying. This justifies the higher prices of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. But don’t worry. The dried mushrooms swell to almost their conventional size during soaking and both their taste and consistency remain almost unchanged. One of the biggest advantages of dried mushrooms is their shelf life. If stored correctly, sufficiently dried mushrooms can be kept for several years without any noticeable loss of quality. It is important for the shelf life that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.