where can i buy morel mushrooms
where can i buy morel mushrooms. The different types of morels vary through the season, they are known as morchella elata,grey morels, blonde and black morels, fire morels, morelles, spongemushroom and pinecone mushroom. These are not morchella esculenta or morchella deliciousa. Please be aware, as the weather gets warmer, the morels will be dry, but when you rinse them before you use them, they will regain their weight. Mushrooms consist of a lot of water, so they do dry out some.
You may find critters in your mushrooms, just soak them in warm salt water right before you need them for 20 minutes to get them out. This is normal for morels since they are natural (no pesticides)
Be aware that some of your morels will break in transit due the fact that they are fragile. We do our best to prevent this, but unfortunately we cannot completely prevent it.
Our wild fresh frozen morel mushrooms are hand foraged here in the Great Northwest daily during their short spring season. The wild morel season typically starts in April and lasts until mid May or June. Our fresh frozen morel mushrooms are an excellent substitute when fresh morel mushrooms are not available. Our intrepid pickers climb mountains around the Pacific Northwest for these delicious treats and we flash freeze them daily to lock in their wonderful flavor and antioxidant properties. This freezing process makes the morels much closer to the fresh morel state. Wild morels have a wonderful earthy flavor making them on of the most sought after mushrooms of all. Wild morel mushrooms are a prized favorite of top chefs throughout America and the world. Morel mushrooms grow all over the world but those from the Pacific Northwest are some of the most prized for both flavor and quality. We have blonde morels, grey morels, natural morels and conica morels all available depending on the time of the season. Our fresh frozen morel mushrooms are easy to use and delicious. Simply soak in hot salt water until they soften, (around 2-3 minutes) then rinse and pat dry. Then you can prepare them like you would fresh morel mushrooms. Once thawed, morels are softer than fresh ones, but still very delicious and closer in texture to the fresh ones compared to the dry. We love them sauteed with fresh asparagus, garlic, white wine and soy sauce. All our morels are top grade and we guarantee them to arrive in good condition. Try our delicious frozen wild morel mushrooms today.
- Morel mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, protein, copper, potassium, zinc and selenium. All essential minerals to a healthy diet.
- Mushrooms are also a rich in dietary fiber and are low in both saturated and unsaturated fat. Dietary fiber helps stimulate digestion, relieving constipation problems.
- The B vitamins found abundantly in wild mushrooms help the immune system, support nerve and heart health and help break down blood sugars in the body amongst other things.
Preparing your wild morels for cooking:
- Take as many of your frozen morels as you are going to use for your meal and place them in boiling salt water.
- Boil for 2-3 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Once they are done boiling rinse your morels under cold fresh water (pay special attention to the hollow stem as well as nooks and crannies)
- Once they are thoroughly rinsed place your morels on a paper towel or in a colander to dry.
- Cook like you would fresh morels (You can squeeze out excess water first if you wish)