- Food and Cooking
Recipe For Morel Mushroom
Thunderstorms in North Carolina
Morel mushrooms appear suddenly after wet rainy spring weather. People go out and hunt for this delicacy. For the first time in my life one of these mushrooms simply showed itself along the garden path. The unusual and distinctive shape, texture and coloring differentiated itself from the surrounding pink carpet of cherry blossom petals.
The entire plant pulled easily away from the earth. You can see the dark moist soil and the root system. This fungus must have simply blossomed overnight. A sudden storm, actually 150 or more tornadoes tore through the surrounding region. Fortunately, our neighborhood was not effected from this natural disaster.
Originally, we were going to dry it, but after a bit of investigation, we ate the fresh mushroom as a side dish for dinner. I searched the internet for a recipe and ended up whipping up something simple and easy.
Have you ever hunted or found a morel mushroom?
After watching the great chefs whip up a couple of rich and fancy morel sauces with cream and chicken stock, I decided to try my hand at a simple and tasty recipe. Using the most reliable flavors everyone needs to keep on hand: onion, garlic and ginger, the dish was ready in a few minutes.
Take a quarter of an onion chopped, a few cloves garlic pressed, a bit of ginger grated and put into a pan with a generous tablespoon of oil.
Don't forget to cut up the cleaned, dry morel mushroom. I removed the bottom with the roots and put that back into the soil, not knowing whether it would propagate more mushrooms. Cut open the morel and check for any insects. I used a basting brush to softly clean the outside of the mushroom.
Since there was just one mushroom, I happened to have a small bunch of enoki in the fridge and added them to the pan. A few minutes on medium heat, stirring to keep everything from sticking to the pan and the dish was ready.
Shown below with boiled broccoli, this went well with baked potatoes.
- Olive oil to sauté
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Have you ever eaten a morel mushroom?
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Take great care in making sure your mushroom is eatable and not poisonous. I knew this morel was okay because the cap was attached to the stem and not separated out.
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April 17, 2011 Day 17 of the Hubpages Challenge
Today I picked up my mom from the airport so she could share the holidays with family. We admired the blooming lily-of-the valley, and the budding pears and figs on the green trees. The cherry tree roots had buckled the brick path, so mom carefully looked down to secure her footing. When you get on in age, you want to see the ground beneath you. Too many of our elder relatives had taken a fall and changed the rest of their lives.
Stumbling upon the morel mushroom as she carefully walked the garden path, she asked, "Debby, what is this?" as she pointed to something sticking out of the ground. I recognized it right away, as these mushrooms sell at WholeFoods, especially this time of year. Surprisingly, I had never eaten one before; and she had never seen one until this day.
Just last year a friend gave us a log covered with shiitake spores. We had given up on them, thinking they had all died, when one day we saw the log covered with mushrooms, however, it was too late to harvest. Past their prime, we will have to see how they do later this year.
Regarding the continuation of the 30-day challenge, I'm wondering how many hubbers are participating in this venture and what self-talk they provide as motivation? I have no idea who else has set this April goal and how many drop out after so many days. One hubpages message indicated that a person could start at any time. Sounds strange to me. The hubpages challenge, now part journal, somewhat educational, and exploration meanders each day like a walk down the garden path. Just click the little arrow to see the other hubs written for this month's challenge.
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