Morel Ambrosia

Here is my happy introduction to morels.

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I am a fine art photographer from New York in Minnesota visiting my friends Kevinn and James. James is a hairdresser and interior designer. Kevinn is a realtor.

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More importantly, they are foodies that own an incredible house in Roseville and love to entertain. Uncompromising food shoppers and master of recipes, everything they cook is taste bud heaven.
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James recently came across some morels and could not pass up the opportunity to buy 14lbs.
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I have never heard of morel mushrooms, but since I like mushrooms, I was happy to try them. They caught my eye the moment they were delivered.

Information about the morel.

  • They sprout yearly.
  • They are rare and short lived.
  • They cost $35 a pound at the local market.

We had 14 lbs of them. Kevinn found some recipes. James prepared them.
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James’s first morel masterpiece was morels breaded with buttermilk and panko, then fried.
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He paired them with a delicious, tender grilled Rib-eye steak.
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Needless to say, not a single morsel of morel went to waste.
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Morels may be dried to preserve them. We tried the oven.

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We also tried air-drying, which was much better. The air did not shrivel the morels.

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The following night, James made fettuccine with asparagus and morels; simply a piece of heaven.

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Written & Photographed By: Natali S. Bravo
Edited By: JH Barbee

I hope you have enjoyed this ode to morel.

Below are links to incredible morel recipes and information.

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=how+to+preserve+morel+mushrooms&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lasagna-with-Asparagus-Leeks-and-Morels-358231
http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searchresults?search=morel&x=0&y=0

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