Morchella

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Morchella

 

a genus of edible morel mushrooms. Sometimes the Russian common name, smorchki, is mistakenly applied to other genera, for example, to mushrooms of the genus Gyromitra.

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17: The Morel Mushroom Moon is full today, increasing the chances for a cold snap deep into the Appalachians and threatening pear, peach and apple trees in full flower all across the nation's midsection.
These responsible actions are but a small price to pay for enjoying the delicious experience of collecting the morel mushroom in some of America's most picturesque settings.
Ever thought of using those lovely, wild violet flowers as a sandwich spread topping, or tossing lightly sauteed morel mushrooms with shrimp and serving them over seasoned rice?
Most fans swear there is nothing finer than a morel mushroom dipped in egg or water, rolled in corn meal, flour, or cracker crumbs, and fried to a tender crispiness in hot butter.
Ingredients * A 2- to 4-pound venison roast * Salt * 14 cup squash seed oil or other flavorful oil * 2 tbsp minced sage, rosemary, or thyme, or a combination of these * 2 tbsp freshly ground black pepper * About 1 cup red wine, stock, or water * 3 or 4 celery stalks Venison with Morel Sauce I don't know what percentage of deer hunters also hunt morel mushrooms, but it has to be more than half, so venison with morels is a natural pairing.
From the French restaurant Bord Eau, chef Jimmy De Almeida brings classics such as slow-roasted salmon, duck à l'orange, and the pan-seared beef tenderloin with Morel mushrooms.
We were running favas and morel mushrooms, but now favas and morels are weaning down so we have to go into the next transition, which now we're starting to have tomatoes coming around.
The painting also includes company warehouses in the background and even a small clump of morel mushrooms, which her grandfather used to enjoy hunting.
Courses include seared scallops with sorrel coulis and candied lemon; and seared loin of Angus beef with morel mushrooms, cognac cream, sprouted onion seeds and truffle vinaigrette.
PAN-FRIED BREAST OF GUINEA FOWL WITH MOREL AND BACON RISOTTO (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 30g dried morel mushrooms Few thyme sprigs 4 boneless guinea fowl breasts, with skin (use chicken if you can't find guinea fowl) 35g unsalted butter 2 tbsp olive oil 75g piece of bacon (or lardon) 1 onion 1 garlic clove 250g mixed wild mushrooms, including morels if possible 1 litre homemade chicken and veal stock or good quality bought chicken stock 300g Arborio rice 100ml dry white wine 30g Parmesan cheese Small bunch of flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Heat the oven to 170C.
Examples of what guests can expect in the new menu include Butter poached lobster with curry lentils, coconut, golden raisins, coriander; Tuna tartar with soft boiled quail egg, capers, gherkins and shallot; Scallops with cauliflower, cumin, capers and golden raisins; and Corn fed chicken with morel mushrooms, pickled carrot, asparagus and crispy chicken skin.
ROAST BITTERSWEET DUCK, MAPLE AND PARSNIP PUREE, MOREL MUSHROOMS AND MUSHROOM POWDER Matched with 2010 Bush Vine Grenache, Yalumba, Barossa Valley, Australia | 4 duck legs slowly cooked for 3 hours completely covered in oil @150degC While still warm, pick the meat off the bones and shred.