Hunted across the globe where they thrive in nutrient-poor soil left by forest fires, Morels are used in recipes for their smoky, nutty and earthy flavor. Weighing about half that of fresh, these Dried Morel Mushrooms (Morchella deliciosa) are of the most-prized white species and hunted in the Pacific Northwest. To reconstitute, simply submerge in a small bowl of water for approximately 15 minutes. Remaining water or ‘tea’ is full of flavor and can be used in sauces or soups.
Best used reconstituted in soups, stuffing, or sauces. As with all dried mushrooms, when measuring what the recipe calls for, remember they don’t weigh as much as fresh.