Cooks love lobster mushrooms because of their delicate seafood-like taste and their bright orange color. They're best used in baked dishes such as casseroles and risottos. They pair well with pasta, shellfish, and meat. They keep for a few days stored in a paper bag, and can be cleaned easily with a brush. Although they are orange on the outside, inside their flesh is a creamy white. The flesh has a dense texture.
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