Velvet Pioppini mushrooms have a rich flavor reminiscent of porcini, with peppery notes. The entire mushroom is edible, including the meaty stem. This intensely-flavored mushroom is sturdy and well suited to stir-fries, sauces, and even stews.
Fresh Velvet Pioppini mushrooms, organically cultivated in pristine conditions. Velvet Pioppini is also known as black poplar and has long pale stems with a firm texture, and dark brown, soft, velvety caps.
In China, where their use in cooking is widespread, they are called tea tree mushrooms (茶树菇), but they are now becoming popular also in Europe and The States.
Gourmet Mushrooms in Sebastopol, CA, grows more varieties of organic culinary and nutraceutical mushrooms than any farm in America. They harvest eight varieties of organic specialty mushrooms for America's finest restaurants.
What do they look like and taste like?
They look gorgeous…. Small brown caps on long cream colour stems – they’re like something out of a fairytale. They taste as good as they look – strong, slightly sweet, intriguing taste.
Velvet Pioppini Cooking Methods:
Sauté, Pan-Roast, Roast, Stew, Braise, Poach, cook en Papiotte
Velvet Pioppini Cooking Tips:
After opening, store any unused mushrooms in the box they came in or in a brown paper bag. Keeping the mushrooms in clusters will keep them fresher longer. Washing our cultivated mushrooms is not necessary and will change the texture. Simply trim the very bottoms and they are ready for use in your favorite recipes. Velvet Pioppini Mushroom sare right at home next to roast meats, game and game birds and in richer sauces with red wine or truffles.
Size: 4 oz or Full Case (6lbs)
Another crowd pleaser. You can easily find this dish as side order in any steakhouse.
These are the best mushrooms I have ever eaten
Just add a dash of salt & pepper and you have a tasty dish to go with anything. Very fresh not the sad looking shriveled up mushrooms you see at brick & mortar groceries *that is if you want something else besides the usual suspects crimini/button.