Morel Mushrooms (Morchella angusticeps or Morchella elata)
An elegant and expensive mushroom that come to mind whenever the words morels are mentioned. Perhaps the most easily recognized mushroom as morels have an unusual shape. It has a rounded, hollow elongated cone with a honeycomb-link, spongy cap and a hollow stem. They have a rich flavor that suggests nuts or spice. Morel mushrooms take especially well to creamy sauces, flavoring and soaking up the sauce in a delicious way. Wonderful with elegant seafood, poultry, and veal, morels also make a great addition to vegetable dishes. Dried morels are quite good and some of them are lightly smoked during the drying process, boosting their flavor even more.
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