Buy White Trumpet Mushrooms. Trumpet mushrooms the tall, tree-like fungi—fall in line with the rest of the oyster mushroom family, but are noticeably different in appearance than a cartoon rendering of the same variety. These tall, thick fungi are worthy of featuring as a main meal, as well as a striking side dish.
Pleurotus eryngii commonly known by the names king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, and king oyster mushroom is an edible oyster mushroom with a thick white stem and a flat brown cap. When cooked, the meaty texture is comparable to seafood such as calamari, abalone, or scallops, with a hearty base flavor that makes it an appealing stand-in for meat for many vegetarians.