Definition of morel
: any of several edible fungi (genus Morchella, especially M. esculenta) having a conical cap with a highly pitted surface —called also morel mushroom
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In spring, morel mushrooms from Melby-Gibbons' parents' property in Iowa appeared on the menu.
The purple broccolini, asparagus and morels came from the University District farmers market.
Morels are prized because of their unbeatable combination of flavor (full and hearty) and texture (honeycombed and sort of spongy).
The earl grey (light on the bergamot) created a flavor bridge to the accompanying morel ragout, a dark, herby stew, buttressed by thick-cut, buttered brioche toast.
Warm crimini and morel mushrooms were salty, garlicky, and scrumptious, especially mixed with an order of coconut sticky rice.
MENU HIGHLIGHTS (menu changes weekly) Gougères; salads (with roast beets or house lardons); leek-and-goat-cheese tart; halibut with fines herbes; braised chicken with morels and black trumpet mushrooms; warm apricot tart.
But some dishes, like the delicate egg custard in a smoky dashi with morels and soybeans, were worse for wear and tear after they were doled out to individual plates.
Right now, the spring morels, with their delicate and distinct flavor and unique honeycomb design by Mother Nature, are the prized finds when foraging.
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Origin and Etymology of morel
French morille, probably from Vulgar Latin *mauricula, from maurus brown, from Latin Maurus inhabitant of Mauretania
First Known Use: 1653See Words from the same year
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