Fresh morel mushrooms, wild foraged in the Pacific Northwest for a limited season. With their distinctive shape and honeycombed caps, morels are one of the most recognizable of the wild edibles. Prized among the Morchella genus, these dark “burn morels” grow in the wake of forest fires. Morel mushrooms are a source of passion and culinary wonder, inspiring recipes, and annual festivals across the U.S. Part of what makes morels so beloved is the fact that they can be rare and hard to find. Known as a chef’s mushroom, their opulent, earthy flavor lends itself to wonderful, rich sauces. You may also enjoy morels simply sautéed with butter and a splash of wine to finish. Morel season begins in spring, and they are found in diminishing quantities throughout the summer. As the season progresses, the characteristics of the morel develop and change in interesting and compelling ways.
COOKING & SERVING: Cooking Methods: Sauté, Braise, Stew, Stuff, Roast, cook en Papiotte Morels are highly perishable, so keep refrigerated at all times. Cleaning morels takes a little patience because of their honeycomb texture. As these are a wild, foraged mushroom, there may be uninvited visitors nestled inside. Trim the end of the stem off and brush lightly if you notice any grit. If extremely gritty, a quick rinse in cold water followed by immediate drying on a tea towel will be necessary. Larger morels should be cut in half lengthwise to clean out the center of the stem. Leave smaller morels whole. Try to have uniform size in the pan, so that the mushrooms cook evenly. Do not eat morels raw. Morels are complemented best by butter and cream, so sauté briefly in butter then add a splash of white wine and finish with a quick simmer in heavy cream. Morels are wonderful with chicken, veal or pork.
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