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Morels at Russos: Spring is definitely here

teezeetoo Apr 9, 2011 04:19 PM

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.

  1. Bob Dobalina Apr 14, 2011 07:34 AM

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

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      yummieeee Apr 14, 2011 07:00 AM

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

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        scotty27 Apr 13, 2011 07:05 AM

        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. hiddenboston Apr 12, 2011 07:32 AM

          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. alwayscooking Apr 10, 2011 11:11 AM

            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
              jjbourgeois Apr 11, 2011 09:42 AM

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

              1. re: jjbourgeois
                yumyum Apr 11, 2011 02:32 PM

                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
                  hckybg Apr 12, 2011 05:33 PM

                  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.

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              seagulls1 Apr 9, 2011 05:52 PM

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

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              1. re: seagulls1
                Blue Point Apr 9, 2011 06:11 PM

                Russo's is in Watertown

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                  okra Apr 12, 2011 10:38 AM


                  560 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

                2. nsenada Apr 9, 2011 05:51 PM

                  Saw fiddleheads there today, too.

                  1. yumyum Apr 9, 2011 04:54 PM

                    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. alwayscooking Apr 9, 2011 04:39 PM

                      On my way tomorrow - hopefully for the same price!

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