MOREL MUSHROOM - Kosher/Gluten Free
MOREL MUSHROOM - Kosher/Gluten Free
For mushroom lovers, just the mention of Morels brings visions of rich and savory, palate pleasing dishes to mind. One of the most sought after mushrooms, Morels belong to the same fungus species as the Truffle. Distinguished by their conical sponge-like, honeycomb caps they portray a wonderful woodsy flavor that has been described as buttery, nutty, smoky and earthy. Typically, morels range from 3/4 of an inch to 4 inches in height with a cream colored base and a dark cap. Morels are delicious with wild game, beef, poultry and seafood. Tasty with aromatic vegetables in rich sauces, they are a very versatile fungus. Typically found in the Pacific Northwest, morels inspire an early spring pilgrimage in a search for this rare and delectable treat. It is commonly believed that Morels arrive within 20 days after the first spring frost. Hunters of the treasured Morel Mushroom rarely reveal their harvesting locations and if harvesting sites are not picked clean the mushrooms will return the following spring! Dried Morels are very flavorful with a more intense flavor than fresh ones do with the advantage of being available year round.
Recommended Preparation Instructions:
Rinse Morels well, dirt or stones can be lodged in the honeycomb. To reconstitute, place desired amount into a bowl and cover with boiling water. Let soak, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes and rinse well. One ounce dry reconstitutes to 3-4 ounces.
Dried Morels need no embellishment, just sauté in butter to enjoy their hearty flavor. Morels are easy to implement in your favorite recipe, stuff them, add to pasta, white sauces, cream soups, pilaf, stir-fry and stews and egg dishes. Toss with vegetables or mix with stuffing for poultry and wild game. Partner Morels with grilled and roasted foods for an exquisite dish.
Substitutes: Shiitake or Chanterelles.
Morel mushrooms are honeycomb capped mushrooms that are the delight of the north woods. Morel mushrooms have a wonderful buttery, woodsy flavor that is delicious with beef, game, poultry and seafood. Typically, morels range from 3/4 of an inch to 4 inches in height. Morels have a cream colored base and a dark cap. Typically found in the Pacific Northwest, morels inspire an early spring pilgrimage in a quest for this rare and delicious treat. Although there are many beliefs, it is commonly believed that morels arrive within 20 days after the first spring frost. Hunters of the Morel Mushroom rarely reveal their harvesting locations. Furthermore, if the location of the wild mushroom is not picked clean the mushrooms will return the following spring.
Color: Light gray to dark brown.
Flavor: Typical of dried wild mushrooms, earthy, woodsy.
Size: Approximately 1” to 3” in length.
Sulfites: <125 PPM
Heat Level: N/A
Packaging & Storage
Shelf Life: Min 12 months (under optimum storage conditions).
Packaging: Poly bag in box.
Storage Conditions: Store in a dry, cool place.
SPC: <250,000 cfu / g
COLIFORM: <500 cfu / g
YEAST: <1000 cfu / g
MOLD: <1000 cfu / g
Due to the nature of raw, agricultural products, the microbiological data provided should be considered as guidelines.
About Nutritional Information
Chieftain Wild Rice Company gathers nutritional information from highly regarded sources. Nutritional analysis can vary due to growing conditions, frequency of testing, and other factors.
|Serving Size 100g (uncooked)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 296||Calories from Fat 9|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat1 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Sodium 13 mg||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 75g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 12g||48%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|