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Basket-Grilled Morels

(recipe, Connie Green & Sarah Scott)

Introduction

This is it. This is simply the best way to cook morels. Whether you're at a campfire cooking the day's pickings or at your backyard BBQ, get out a grill basket and cook until the accordion pleats of each morel have a touch of crispy about them. Pile the morels on grilled bread, pour a big glass of zinfandel, then eat, drink, and pity the fools who aren't eating this tonight.

Ingredients

  1. 1½ lb. large fresh morels (more than 3 inches), cleaned and cut in half vertically
  2. 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  3. 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  4. 1 tsp. kosher salt
  5. ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  1. Prepare a grill to medium heat.
  2. Toss the morels with the butter, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Place the morels in a grill basket and grill, tossing the morels occasionally, until they are golden brown and crisped around the edges, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the fire.
  3. Taste for seasoning, adjust as needed, and serve immediately.