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Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute is a easy to make, Low-​Carb, Low-​Sugar, Gluten free, Vegetarian side dish. Want it vegan? Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Done in 30 minutes!

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

The most astonishing thing! Morel Mushrooms have volunteered themselves right into our garden’s onion row! Strange things happen when you’re gone for a few days. Spring is such a gift. These mushrooms are a delightful find! Call us happy, if confused.

Morel Mushrooms In Our Garden

Morel Mushrooms in our Garden onion row!

Morels apparently love the cardboard (and little bit of drywall Dave used) to cover the lower garden. They are growing up around the edges of it. Peek a boo!

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Morel Mushrooms prepped for dinner

We were doing a garden visit yesterday at dusk and Dave found them. He was so shocked he could hardly tell me what they were! So guess what we had for dinner last night. We invited our mushroom loving son over too. He wholeheartedly approved of mushrooms for dinner. I used our garden onions, and garlic too. Springtime!

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

I had no idea how to cook or prepare Morels, so I went hunting for some ideas on google. I found some rather intriguing ways to cook Morels. This is my contribution.

This recipe is a yummy, healthy side dish. I love the delicate balance of flavors. The onion, pepper and garlic balanced out the Morels and soy sauce nicely. it all worked so well I’m delighted to share it with you. If you’re looking for a yummy way to serve Morels (or similar mushroom) this is a great recipe! I love the soy sauce addition for a bit of extra flavor.

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Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute Recipe Notes:

Morel Mushroom Prep tips:

Morels Mushrooms have very frilly tops that catch a lot of dirt and debris (and bugs).  There are several ideas out there about how to properly prep a Morel for cooking.  Here is what we did:

  • Cut off the stem and lay the tops out on a paper towel.
  • cut the tops in half and shake out the bugs (there were just one or two).
  • Carefully examine the frills for webs, worms and dirt. (pick them out of those frilly holes if necessary).
  • Finally rinse them off and lay them on a new paper towel to dry while prepping the other veggies.

Recipe Instructions:

  • Chop the pepper, garlic and onion into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat melt the avocado oil.
  • Add the chopped vegetables and cook until almost done ( about 5 minutes)
  • Add the prepped morels, either in the halves or chopped smaller as you prefer.
  • Pour in the chicken(or vegetable) stock and stir a few minutes to heat.
  • Add the butter and soy sauce. Cook until the morels are soft but not completely mushy (about five minutes)

I Serve this recipe as a side dish or light meal with a loaf of warmed artisan bread and butter!

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

 

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute
Yield: 3 servings

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute is an easy to make, Low-​Carb, Low-​Sugar, Gluten free, Vegetarian side dish. Want it vegan? Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Done in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 10 Morels mushrooms (for best results use firm Morels of Medium size)
  • 1 sweet bell pepper
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1/4 Cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock for the vegetarian option)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Clean Morels by cutting the stem off and the tops in half the long way. Lay the halves out on a paper towel and check the pits carefully for bugs and dirt. Wash under running water and lay out on fresh paper towels. Repeat until the mushrooms are clean
  2. Chop the pepper, garlic and onion into 1/2 inch pieces

Cooking:

  1. In a large skillet, over medium heat melt the avocado oil
  2. Add the chopped vegetables and cook until just tender
  3. Add the morels, either in the halves or chopped smaller as you prefer
  4. Add the chicken stock and stir to heat through
  5. Add the butter and soy sauce
  6. Cook until the morels are soft but not completely mushy, about 5 minutes
  7. Serve as a side dish or light meal with a loaf of warmed artisan bread and butter!

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 167Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 11mgSodium 657mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 4g

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Recipe inspiration from: SeriousEats.com

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Morel Mushroom Vegetable Saute is an easy to make, low-​carb, low-​sugar, gluten free, vegetarian side dish. Want it vegan? Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Done in 30 minutes!

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Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Wow! this is so appetizing recipe. I love chicken and would love to prepare this.

homemadefoodjunkie

Tuesday 26th of April 2016

Thank you Pooja! I hope you try it!

Florentina

Monday 11th of April 2016

Lucky You ! Morrels are such fabulous mushrooms, their flavor is exquisite !

homemadefoodjunkie

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I agree Florentina, we enjoyed our gift from nature.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

Saturday 9th of April 2016

Morel mushrooms are packed with so much flavour. Love them!

homemadefoodjunkie

Saturday 9th of April 2016

They are Jemma. We were so pleased to have such a treat!

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

Thursday 7th of April 2016

You know morels have got to me my favourite mushroom of all time. When I was a child my mom would go in the woods and pick them. I love using the dried version but will by fresh when I can find them. This sounds awesome.

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 8th of April 2016

This is a good recipe to use Morels, Gloria. We live in an area where mushroom hunting is a 'thing'. Lots of enthusiasts cover our woods in the spring and summer months. We just never expected them to conveniently grow right in our garden!

Trish

Thursday 7th of April 2016

So cool that you are growing morels! I absolutely love them, but they can get pretty spendy. Looks delicious!

homemadefoodjunkie

Thursday 7th of April 2016

Thank you Trish! They are a perfect spring gift from the garden. We couldn't be happier!

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