ISO Recipes using dried morels
I brought home some wonderful dried morels from Paris. Any recipe ideas for their use. Not too high in cholesterol if possible. TIA.
Jacques Pepin just did a turkey scallopini with morel sauce last week- http://www.kqed.org/food/jacquespepin/. It needs lightened up, but it wouldn't be too hard if you're used to doing it.
I usually use dried mushrooms and the broth from rehydrating in risotto, usually with some chicken chunks and asparagus. I don't finish it with a half pound of butter and cheese, so it's pretty low fat.
a quick Epicurious search brought up 18 - hopefully some of them will appeal to you...
and in consideration of the low cholesterol request:
I also bought dried morels in Paris in December! They are so beautiful. I bought the regular size and the minis. I have been making risotto, added them to a pheasant stew but not much else.
I crush them and add them to my braised beef ribs. It seems like a shame to crush them, but it adds a lot of body to the sauce and nobody can figure out what my secret is!
We used to pick them ourselves on our property up in northern Michigan if I remember correctly. I love the flavor and would make them mixed with some other mushrooms in a lightly creamy mushroom soup to enhance the flavor.
That or a combo of sauteed morels, leeks and spinach right at the end as a simple fresh side to dish to really show off the morels.