Pickled Morels

Make Spring last a little longer by pickling your morels. Zingy, punchy, and savory, these shrooms are your newest secret ingredient.
read time
1 minutes


Prep Time
20 minutes
Active Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Appetizer, Condiment, How To
morels, Mushrooms, pickles
Foraged, Wild


Pickled Morels Ingredients
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup vinegar - *a mildly flavored vinegar like white wine, champagne, or rice is ideal, but you can use white vinegar in a pinch - just add a little more water and a little less white vinegar.
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp whole peppercorns
- 2-3 ramp or wild garlic bulbs [or 2 cloves garlic]
- 2 bay leaves [or 6 baybarry leaves]
- Cleaned morels (about 1/2 lb)


Step 1 - Bring a simple brine with spices to a boil

1. Combine water, vinegar, salt, peppercorns, garlic, and bay leaves in a small saucepot set over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Bring a simple brine with spices to a boil
Bring a simple brine with spices to a boil
Step 2 - Cook morels and marinate for up to two weeks

2. Add the cleaned morels, and boil for 4-5 mintues. Remove from heat and cool.

Cook morels and marinate for up to two weeks
Cook morels and marinate for up to two weeks
Step 3 - Storing in Glass Jars

3. Transfer the morels to glass jars and cover with the brine, making sure the mushrooms are fully submerged. Store in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours before enjoying.

What do Pickled Morels taste like?

Morels are a mildly flavored mushroom, with a pleasant earthiness and nuttiness. Compared to shiitake or portobella, morels have a much more muted “mushroomy” flavor, with a touch of sweetness and a mossy-woody aroma. When pickled, those flavors marry with punchy vinegar and spices, giving you a unique and surprising ingredient you can use throughout the year.

How do you Pickle Mushrooms?

While there are a variety of methods for pickling mushrooms, we recommend the boiling method for morels: bring your brine to a boil and add your mushrooms, allowing them to cook for several minutes before cooling and transferring to the refrigerator. This preparation cooks the mushrooms without browning (and without dirtying extra dishes). 

How do you use Pickled Mushrooms?

Pickled mushrooms can be used in salads, soups, and stir-fries; anywhere you’re looking for an interesting zingy flavor and punch of umami. We highly recommend using pickled morels in your next charcuterie board, or finely chopped in a sauce or salad dressing!

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