Fresh or Dried Lactarius Deliciosus, Anyone?
gmj at deakin.edu.au
Wed Jun 14 02:51:54 EST 1995
Can anyone supply URLs on Lactarius Deliciosus (Delicious Lactarid, Saffron
Milk-Cap) please; especially concerning air-drying and other methods of
preserving, and of course recipes.
Most people put them in the "poisonous" category; European friends say they
are very expensive over there, someone mentioned US$60/kilo fresh. That's
almost as expensive as **durian**!!
They grow wild here in South-East Australia; and were mentioned in both A
Field Guide to Fungi in South East Australia (Macdonald and Westerman, Nelson
1979, ISBN 0 17 005290 7 [good color photo at page 94]) and The New Field
Guide to Fungi (Soothill and Fairhurst, Michael Joseph London 1978, ISBN 0
7181 1629 8 [#228, page 158]).
They have just gone off-season (end of Autumn/Fall), and there will be a small
season in early Spring (September).
PS Basic recipes are: fry quarter-inch (5mm) cubes in butter with an
equal amount of chopped onions; half-inch cubes in lasagne; narrow
strips in soup --- Deliciosus!!
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