Morel Mushroom Recipes

If you enjoy hunting and eating morel mushrooms, you will love these easy and delicious morel mushroom recipes.

Living in the country has its benefits and one of our favorites was hunting mushrooms throughout the season. It was a yearly tradition and we would spend days waking up early and heading out to the woods to hunt these wild morel mushrooms.

While we aren’t living the country life anymore, we still make it a habit to go out during mushroom hunting season to see what we can find.

Where do I find morel mushrooms?

Where do I find morel mushrooms

Morel mushrooms are found in the woods during the spring. Typically, you will find them at the edges of wooden areas or under the trees around the base.

If you can’t head out to the woods and forage for morel mushrooms, there are grow kits that you can purchase. The morel mushroom grow kits give you the spores and everything you need to grow them at home, no matter where you live.

Tips for hunting morel mushrooms

Tips for hunting morel mushrooms

I learned a lot about hunting for true morels from my father. Midwest living has its benefits!

My dad was an avid mushroom hunter. There were years when we would get lucky and find enough to fill grocery bags full of those wild mushrooms. Then there were years we didn’t find as many.

It was always a toss-up. Since we lived in a small town surrounded by woods in every direction, it quickly became a competition for those of us who enjoyed the hunt and the tasty morel mushroom recipes we could make.

*Keep in mind there are true morels and false morels. Farm and Dairy has a great article that details exactly what each looks like.

Can I buy morel mushrooms?

Yes! Many local produce stores offer fresh morels throughout the season. These can get expensive though.

They’re also available online allowing you to purchase dried mushrooms or frozen mushrooms for your morel mushroom recipes.

Delicious Morel Mushroom Recipes

Before eating morel mushrooms or using them in morel mushroom recipes, be sure to wash and clean them! Soaking morel mushrooms in a large bowl with salt water is the best way to help remove the bugs!

You also want to make sure the morel mushrooms are fully cooked. If you are frying them, wash them and fry them in a large skillet on medium heat until they are golden brown. Once cooked, pat the grease out with a paper towel.

Fried Morels & Lemon Crema

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Seasoned with a flour mixture and fried in the pan, this morel mushroom recipe is easy and delicious. The homemade lemon crema gives you a flavorful dip (morel sauce) to enjoy with the flavor of the mushrooms. Make it as a spring snack or party appetizer.

Morel Mushroom Compound Butter

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Make a compound butter with morel mushrooms and use it to add some extra flavor to your steaks, bread, veggies, or pasta.

Vegan Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Creamy and delicious, this sauce is made with morel mushrooms to give you a flavored sauce that’s savory. Mix the creamy sauce with some pasta, sprinkle some black pepper on top, and serve as a delicious dinner.

Christmas Lima Beans and Morel Mushrooms Pasta

Christmas Lima Beans and Morel Mushrooms Pasta

Here’s an easy and flavor dinner dish that you can enjoy during the spring or summer. The pasta dish is flavorful and easy to make. It combines pasta and the best fried morel mushrooms giving you a filling dinner for the whole family.

Sauteed Morel Mushrooms

Sauteed Morel Mushrooms

Probably one of the most popular morel mushroom recipes and how my grandparents would always make them. You can fry them on the stove with a little bit of olive oil, white wine, garlic, and butter.

Poached Lobster with Snap Peas and Morels

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Braise the morels and serve them with some poached lobster and snap peas for the ultimate spring or summer dish that’s restaurant quality. This is a unique morel mushroom recipe that’s great for parties!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these delicious morel recipes!

Morel Mushroom Recipes

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