Morels are available in:
Special Quality: Size 2-5 cm with maximum 10% below 2 cm,
with tails fully clipped.
Extra Quality: Size 1-6 cm with tails maximum 2
cm but sandbags clipped.
Standard Quality: Size 1-6 cm with full natural
tails but sandbags clipped.
Minis: Size below 2 cm with tails fully clipped.
Packing: in 10 kg net polyethylene lined cartons
wrapped in cloth.
Shipment: by air
mushrooms have short, thick, hollow stems, topped with
sponge-like pointed caps, resembling honeycombs. Morels may be
tan, yellow or black in color and produce a rich, nut-like
flavor and woodsy fragrance.
last over one year if stored in a cool, dry place.
are typically cooked and adapt well to most types of
sizes are favored for gourmet sauces and soups.
and large sizes are the standard for French cuisine.
may be stuffed with sausage or crabmeat for a unique and
Fresh Wild Harvest Morels
are among the most highly prized of all the Wild Harvest
Mushrooms. The reason is plain. Their taste is superb!
Their great value may also be found in
their elusiveness. While they often grow in profusion they may
be very difficult to see - especially for the inexperienced.
Morels grow in temperate latitudes around
the world, in both conifer and hardwood forests.
Three species are generally harvested:
Morchella conica, M. angusticeps and M. esculenta. All the
morels have a honeycombed, hollow, cone-shaped cap ranging in
size from 1 cm to 6 cm high and jumbos are even up to 12 cm and in color from a rich tan to
an extremely dark brown.
The morel is widely appreciated by
gourmets, who savor its earthy flavor. Morels are marvelously
flavorful and need little embellishment - simply sauté in
butter or a light oil. Add salt or soy sauce if needed. Enjoy!
Morels are highly perishable and must be
handled with care. However, you need never lose a fresh Morel
to spoilage. The reason for this is that they may be readily
dried and will keep very well in this form. The key is to keep
them cool and dry, with a little ventilation. In the
refrigerator in a loosely closed paper bag is perfect. Do not
store refrigerated in a sealed plastic bag! This keeps in the
moisture and leads to rot.
To clean Fresh Morels it is best to brush
them and pick off any dirt unless they are very dirty. If
washing is required do so immediately before use to avoid
storing wet mushrooms. Occasionally you may find a few tiny
insect larvae munching on the inside of your Morels. Remind
yourself that these guys know what's good and consider them
extra protein. Unless there are a lot, don't think about it,
just cook and enjoy.
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