A morel shish kabob is the kind of meal that will make you forget about anything else in the world. It will also only take a few minutes, which is ideal when you’re trying to be healthy, but are also starving.
What are morels?
This highly desirable mushroom only grows in the wild, which is what makes it unique and hard to find at times. Find Morels in wooded areas that are warm and wet. Some morels appear long, while others appear short, and they can be light yellow or grey. The inside, however, is white and hollow.
Like other mushrooms, Morels have very similar-looking cousins that aren’t edible. Be careful with these, as only morels will be hollow inside.
Since they are not available at all times, morels can be a bit expensive, so if you need another mushroom for this dish, we suggest shiitake, maitake, lion’s mane, or oyster.
What about the rest of the ingredients?
Create these kabobs, or Kebabs in British English, with bacon grease. But to make this dish vegetarian, use butter or oil. You will also need parsley, ramps, and walnuts. Adding these will elevate your dish to greatness.
If you run out of parsley, use mint, tarragon, chervil, arugula, or cilantro. These are all great for imparting a little bit of flavor, without overpowering your kabob.
Ramps are also known as green onions, but replace them with shallots, chives, or leeks, if needed.
Finally, the walnuts are meant to add crunch to your kabob, but replace them with breadcrumbs, shaved almonds, crushed peanuts, or pecans if you have none.
All that is left to do is prepare your skewers, and you will have the most delicious morel shish kabob you have ever tried. Add meat, or more vegetables, if you want a bigger meal.
Morel Shish Kabob
10-15 medium to large morels, rinsed and pat-dried
1/4 cup (32 g) bacon grease
4 tbsp fresh parsley
1/4 cup (32 g) chopped ramps or green onions
1/4 cup (32 g) finely chopped walnuts
- After washing the morels, rinse them, then pat dry.
- Mix bacon grease, fresh parsley, ramps (or green onions), and chopped walnuts.
- Add morels in the mixture.
- Line 3-4 mushrooms on a kabob skewer. Place skewer over hot coals.
- Rotate frequently, until the bacon grease fries the inside, and the morels become crunchy.
- Serve and enjoy!