Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Ho Fan

May 24, 2010

I can’t believe a full week has already gone by, but it is time to pick the winner of the dried, organic Black Trumpet mushrooms from the Hoosier Mushroom Company! Before I do, let me tell you what I decided to make with mine.

I’ve never cooked with Black Trumpets before and the first thing I noticed was the intense aroma when I opened the package. This is one flavorful mushroom, more so than any variety I think I’ve had before.

I poured boiling water over the mushrooms and soaked them for about 20 minutes. What resulted were thin, delicate ribbons of mushroom and a dark, rich broth some of which I used in this recipe and the rest I froze to add to soups later. I combined the mushrooms, broth and homemade chicken stock and served it over Ho Fan, a flat Asian noodle. I’ve read that Ho Fan is made of rice flour, but according the package, the variety I bought was made of wheat. I really enjoy this noodle; it holds up well in broths and vegetable stir-fry with a somewhat firm texture.

The Ho Fan was a nice match for the rich mushroom broth. This ended up being a very easy, simple meal, and with the Black Trumpets, the flavor is outstanding!

Black Trumpet Mushrooms over Ho Fan

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 to 4 green onions, sliced
1 oz dried Black Trumpet Mushrooms, soaked, drained and roughly chopped
6 cups chicken stock (I used homemade)
1 cup mushroom broth, reserved after soaking
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 – 12 oz pkg Ho Fan noodles, cooked and drained

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot on medium-high heat, add the garlic and onion; cook for about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 1 to 2 minutes more. Add the stock, broth and thyme (you can remove the sprigs after cooking). Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 15 minutes. Add the salt and pepper. Taste the mushrooms; if they are tender the broth is ready. If not, continue to simmer until tender.

Divide the noodles into 6 separate bowls. Divide the stock evenly and pour over the noodles. Serve hot.

Without further delay, as selected using, the winner of the Black Trumpets is Emily from A Nutritionist Eats!! Congrats! Just drop me an email at lori (at) fakefoodfree (dot) com and we’ll get the package sent out to you. Thanks to the Hoosier Mushroom Company for allowing me to experiment with their delicious products and for hosting this giveaway!

This post was submitted to Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen.

Disclaimer: The Black Trumpet mushrooms were sent to me free of charge from Hoosier Mushroom Company. I was not required to review them and received no compensation for doing so.

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  • Fresh Local and Best May 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed black trumpet mushrooms, and I bet they added a quite a bit of flavor to the noodle soup. Congrats to Emily!

  • Maria May 25, 2010 at 6:39 am

    What a fantastic noodle soup. Love the black trumpet mushrooms.

  • MelindaRD May 25, 2010 at 10:10 am

    This dish looks really good. I love that you put the mushrooms over those noodles.

  • Momgateway May 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Ho fan noodles are so delicious and with trumpet mushrooms…what a pairing!

  • kat May 25, 2010 at 11:33 am

    That soup does look amazing, I bet it would be a good starter dish too

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) May 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Oh I’m SO excited!!!! What to make, what to make….

  • tigerfish May 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I have never tried black trumpet before too…..must be a super-earthy broth?

  • 5 Star Foodie May 26, 2010 at 8:42 am

    What a yummy noodle soup with black trumpet mushrooms! Congrats to Emily!

  • Hoosier Mushrooms May 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Congrats Emily! Your Organic Black Trumpets are on their way! Let us know if you make anything super delicious!

    Wild trumpets are in season now so we at HMC are super excite!

    Congrats again!

    Megan- HMC

  • Jack May 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Never had black trumpets before. Will try now that I’ve read this.

  • Debinhawaii May 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    This looks like a beautiful and delicious way to enjoy your mushrooms. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. 😉

  • Debinhawaii May 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    This looks like a beautiful and delicious way to enjoy your mushrooms. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. 😉

  • Debinhawaii May 30, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    This looks like a beautiful and delicious way to enjoy your mushrooms. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. 😉

  • Joanne May 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I can’t say that I’ve ever had black trumpets before but now if I do, I’ll sure know how to use them! Great soup.

  • OysterCulture June 2, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Love black trumpet mushrooms and this soup just sounds so tasty! Look forward to giving it a try.