Fall is here so it begins the foraging season. I already told you about the mushrooms I love to forage and on my blog you can find recipes with these mushrooms. Today, I am gone add one more mushroom I like to forage and I didn’t find it for a few years.
Because of all the rain these mushroom it grew a lot so we could forage and use it. In the next few days I am gone write you a recipe in which I used Sparassis crispa or “Creasta Cocosului” the Romanian local term which is translated “rooster’s comb”.
You know it as “coral mushroom” and is an edible mushroom. It’s generally shaped like an irregular sphere on a short stem. The color of its spores ranges variously from white to pale yellow.
This mushroom is very tasty. You need to clean it very well before using it. It should be picked when is creamy white because after that is too indigestible to eat.
You can dry it to preserve it and use it in soups or stews.
Experiments suggest that the mushroom contains chemicals which may stimulate the immune system and have anti-tumor properties.