Dried fragrant trumpet chanterelles
The fruity-smelling trumpet chanterelles are very popular mushrooms in mixed dishes and have a spicy-peppery flavour. The characteristics of the trumpet chanterelle are the distinct smell of mirabelles and the vivid orange-yellow stalk. Chanterelles are wild mushrooms and are thus not 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, relatively speaking, and what are the advantages of dried mushrooms?
Fresh mushrooms contain a lot of water and lose up to 90% of their weight when dried. This explains the higher price of dried mushrooms compared to fresh mushrooms. When soaked in water though, dried mushrooms expand to almost their normal size and both their taste and consistency remain nearly 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. However, it is important that the mushrooms are stored in an airtight container.