Lobster Mushroom (Fresh)

Wild Lobster mushroom

Limited supplies

UNIQUE is the best description for the Lobster mushroom! This wild mushroom is only available for a short time each year in the late summer. As a result, it is highly coveted. The lobster mushroom has a wonderful meaty texture with the color of cooked lobster and a hint of seafood in its’ finish. The firm texture and beautiful color remain after cooking which makes this a great addition to a myriad of dishes. The vibrant red color brightens risotto and pasta beautifully. Try topping a grilled steak with lobster mushrooms for a unique version of “surf and turf.” These treasures from the wild are available only seasonally, as these mushrooms do not take well to cultivation.

These wild mushrooms are hand-selected, in 1 lb packages with limited availability. All mushrooms ship Monday thru Thursday via FedEx overnight. (Please contact us for special arrangements–certain areas can receive Saturday delivery for a shipping premium.)

Enjoy wild fresh Lobster mushrooms while you can!

Seasonal: In Season
Weight: 1 lb
SKU: MSH 111 Categories: ,

Additional Information

Weight 1 lb

1/2 lb, 1 lb

Reduced Shipping Costs

Many of our ingredients are perishable and therefore by necessity, require FEDEX Standard Overnight shipping. There is no way around it - it's costly, and understanding shipping calculations practically requires a degree in actuary science!

In order to help defray your cost of shipping, we have incorporated shipping discounts for many of our finer ingredients. These ingredients are noted on the web site and the discounts will be automatically calculated when the ingredient is added to your cart. These discounts are cumalitive, so you could end up with very low or no shipping charges. (dependant on your location)

The best part is that you might as well add that extra pound of mushrooms, a bottle of truffle oil, some pasta or your favorite "pantry staples" because the shipping costs may not even change!


Wild mushroom hunters are like  treasure hunters. They search for treasures from the Kingdom of Fungi! These are some of their best finds. Viva Gourmet will assure that you receive the premium specimens for your culinary experiences.

How to Prep/Store

Store unwashed in packaging container or on a clean pan covered with a cotton or paper towel. This will help prolong freshness. BRUSH LIGHTLY to remove any traces of its wild heritage. If necessary wash VERY quickly in COLD water just before use.

Recipe Ideas

After cleaning, slice into hearty pieces and sauté over medium heat. These are a hearty, wild mushroom that does not "seep" a lot of water. Season with quality sea salt and pepper as they sauté. They will soften and develop flavor (read: not a variety to slice raw into a salad). These are perfect to toss into some seafood pasta to give a real punch of color and flavor. Excellent with pasta or grain dishes or to top your favorite steak for a twist on Surf and Turf!