They are definitely delicious, like the name. They are one of my favorite wild mushrooms. Is an autumn species best sought in pine forests, where it sometimes occurs in large groups, especially where is very humid. They need lots of rain.
They have a bright orange color and when you cut them have an orange liquid. I love their smell. They are commonly known as the saffron milk cap and red pine mushroom.
I am not an expert in mushrooms. I know just a few of them and everything I tell you is about the one I know. When I go in the forest and teach my son about wild mushrooms I only take home the ones I am 100% sure. My son eats only a bit to get use to the taste and texture.
I love them marinated or with salt on a cooking wood stove.
To marinate them, you need a lots of mushrooms, but if you have just a few (I had 4 and another 4 mushrooms) you can cook them with salt. It is so simple and they taste amazing.
Clean and cut the mushrooms. Make a fire in the wood stove and wait to have a good temperature. On top of the woodstove put a layer of salt. On top of it spread the mushrooms. Wait till they are done and then turn them over. You will notice this amazing smell when you cook them.
Eat them with garlic sauce. Enjoy!