The King Trumpet mushroom has a firm and meaty texture, and a mild and elegant flavor. It is characterized by its thick stem, short gills, and tender flesh. King Trumpet is a tasty meat substitute and a good source of dietary fiber. Low in calories and cholesterol-free, King Trumpet is also a good source of antioxidants to help support a strong and healthy immune system. This mushroom variety has been proven to support healthy cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of fat accumulation in the liver.
To prepare, simply cut the ends off the stem, and enjoy sauteed, grilled or steamed. Use in meat, fish, and pasta dishes, and makes an excellent meat-replacement in your favorite recipes. Butter helps to bring out the King Trumpet’s exceptional flavor.
Other names for the King Trumpet include gourmet scallop, king oyster, French horn, and eryngii.