Morrell Mushroom Recipe

When it comes to mushroom foraging, morels are often hailed as the holy grail of wild mushrooms. Their unique nutty and earthy flavor makes them a prized find for any mushroom enthusiast. Today, I want to share with you my favorite morel mushroom recipe that always brings joy to the table.

The Hunt for Morels

First things first, before we can enjoy the delicious morels, we need to find them. Morels tend to appear in the spring, and my favorite spot to look for them is in the woods near old apple orchards. The thrill of the hunt adds an extra layer of satisfaction to this culinary delight.

Gathering the Ingredients

For this recipe, we need freshly harvested morel mushrooms, butter, minced garlic, fresh thyme, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. The star of the dish, of course, is the morel mushrooms, and using fresh, locally sourced ingredients always enhances the flavor.

Preparing the Morels

Cleaning and preparing morels is crucial. I carefully slice them in half lengthwise and soak them in saltwater for about an hour to remove any bugs or debris. Once cleaned, I pat them dry with a paper towel and they are ready to be cooked.

Cooking the Morels

In a hot skillet, I melt a generous amount of butter and sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Then, I add the morels and fresh thyme, letting them cook until they release their nutty aroma. Next, I pour in the heavy cream, season with salt and pepper, and let it simmer until the sauce thickens and coats the mushrooms. The rich aroma that fills the kitchen at this stage is simply irresistible.

Serving and Enjoying

Once the morels are cooked to perfection, I love serving them over a bed of freshly cooked pasta or creamy polenta. The combination of the earthy morels and the creamy sauce is a match made in culinary heaven. A sprinkle of fresh herbs on top adds an extra pop of flavor.


The joy of finding, preparing, and savoring morels is truly a culinary adventure. This morel mushroom recipe is one that I hold dear, and I hope that you get to experience the magic of cooking with these delightful mushrooms. Here’s to the simple pleasures of foraging and savoring the gifts of nature!