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Old 04-28-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Now for something Delicious! Morels!

First Morels of the year for me any recipes out there? This is my fav

Sautéed Morels with Cream
15-20 fresh morels or reconstituted dried, cut in half if large
1 large shallot chopped fine
1 large clove garlic chopped fine
2 TBS butter (best with unsalted)
2 TBS olive oil
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Put olive oil in heated pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallots, stir and sauté until softened but not brown. Add butter until melted then add morels. Stir and cook until mushrooms start to brown, about 4 min. Add chicken stock and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cream and cook on low until reduced and thickened. Classically served on toast, but the best on grilled New York Strip steaks.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Those look way worse than ordinary mushrooms.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:43 PM   #4
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Awesome find Nirvana! I found the first one of the season last Sat...
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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My brother has found a boatload. I've heard that people are finding them just popping up in the weirdest places...due to the weird weather maybe.

Tomorrow sunny and 70. Seems it would be a great time to look. Maybe my brother will let me borrow his woods. I don't even like the things, but it's fun to find them and my friends like them.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:19 AM   #6
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Those look way worse than ordinary mushrooms.
they sure do - and ordinary mushrooms are pretty damn gross.
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Looks like coral on a stick.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Isn't there a poisonous mushroom that looks very like a morel?
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #9
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The way to tell a false Morel from a real morel is to cut them open. The one on the left is a yummy morel! It is hollow. The one on the right is a false morel do not eat this!
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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Not really. The "False Morel" looks at best, similar.
There are some very easy to see distinctions between them.
If you look at the two (google them) they really don't look alike at all.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:32 PM   #11
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Those look way worse than ordinary mushrooms.
They are way "gooder" than any ordinary mushroom with the exception of truffles.
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:44 PM   #12
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I love morels! Thanks for the recipe, Nirvana. Now, time to go to the market...
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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Lord, what foods these morels be...
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Old 04-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #15
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After 25-ish years of being a hater, I now fully embrace the mushroom.
But I woiud NEVER pick my own.
Even Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall says if you're not sure, don't pick.

But in Siena (Italy) I did have an omlette with "freshly picked mushrooms" (fresco funghi).
It was extraordinary. I have no idea if or how I could ever replicate the taste. And this was just a sidestreet cafe.
In fact I had it more than once
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