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Morels at Russos: Spring is definitely here

Meant to post tuesday when I got morels at Russos - unbelievable price (14.99 a pound). small, but fresh with good white interiors and firm heads. along with excellent asparagus, the perfect spring meal: scrambled eggs with morels, shallots and parsley, asparagus, and a fine Dr. Heyden dry Reisling. Goat cheese and honey for desert. All is well with the world.

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  1. On my way tomorrow - hopefully for the same price!

    1. Phew! I must have misread the sign. I thought they were $50/lb! The few I examined looked a little dried out but there were fresher ones down deeper in the box.

      Spring has sprung! And your dinner sounds delicious!

      1. Saw fiddleheads there today, too.

        1. Where is this, please. Mapquest shows a Russos in weymouth

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            1. re: seagulls1


              560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

            2. Went to russo's to specifically buy morels and fiddledeads - the morels were $50/lb (and unlike the rest of the produce there, a tad sad) and no more fiddleheads. Did find pea tendrils at $4/lb and, of course, much else.

              Happy cooking!

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              1. re: alwayscooking

                The $14.98 a lb must have been a mistake. They were $49.98/lb yesterday at Russo's

                1. re: jjbourgeois

                  Oh thank goodness I wasn't imagining that price! I think I'll wait till the prices comes down later in the season! $50/lb!!! They don't weigh a lot but still. Highway robbery!

                  1. re: yumyum

                    I do usually find that the weight is so light that you can get enough without it being too costly--at least enough to have in a dish for two, say in spaetzle or eggs or as a small side.

              2. Has anyone seen morels anywhere else (like Whole Foods)? I'd like to make this dish tonight, but Watertown is a bit out of the way for me today.


                1. I was there on Sunday and they were $49 a pound. What happened? What was left were long gone: squishy, nearly black, and reeking. So: I ordered a pound from www.oregonmushrooms.com at $34 a pound, which, with shipping, comes to about $63. It's a huge treat: If you use the shrooms sparingly, adding them to dishes, you can get three dinners for two people out if this, which comes to about $20 per meal or $10 p.p. I do it once each spring. The shrooms from this purveyor in Oregon are restaurant quality: Firm, blond, huge, and fresh.


                  1. They had fiddleheads and ramps for 14.98 a pound this morning. They looked good. Only a handful of ramps.

                    1. Personally, I am going to hold out for when the morels hit the dollar bags. :)