Fresh Imported European Chanterelle Mushrooms, first of the season!
Chanterelle mushrooms are one of the most beloved of all wild mushrooms in Europe. These small, firm specimans are fragrant and loaded with flavor. Chanterelles have excellent shelf life and will remain fresh and delicious in your refrigerator for 1 - 2 weeks.
The Chanterelle is a distinctively trumpet-shaped wild mushroom with a color that ranges from vibrant yellow to deep orange. Found in the wild throughout the world, Chanterelles have never yet been successfully cultivated. Wherever they are found, they are prized for their superb flavor and fruity aroma, said to be reminiscent of apricots. Though mild, Chanterelles have a slight peppery edge which holds its own against other ingredients in soups, stews and other main courses.
While tender, the texture of the Chanterelle is firm and not crumbly, standing up well in sauces, stir-frys and sautéed dishes. Their fragrant aroma, fine flavor and pleasing texture make them one of the most versatile of all mushrooms and have earned them a well-deserved place in kitchens around the world. Yes, the morel may be the king of mushrooms, but the chanterelle is most definitely the "Queen"!