King Brown mushroom is a new species now being cultivated in Australia. This mushroom also known as Eryngii the King Trumpet mushroom is one of the largest species of the genus Pleurotus. This is a superior mushroom by any comparison. It has a long shelf life and offers a superior flavour and texture when compared to other species of oyster mushrooms.
It is called the "King" because of its regal stout form, short gills and thick but tender light beige to tan stem. The stem is a flavoursome as the cap. The texture and flavour make this a most versatile mushroom for use in almost any dish, sauteed, stir-fried, deep fried or served with fish, pasta, or white meat.