INGREDIENTS

A steak this good doesn't need much with it, but to really gild the lily, add delicious morel mushrooms.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Morels can be bought dried and in cans, as well as fresh.

Preparation

Raw morels are mildly toxic so must be cooked before eating - they can be stewed, added to omelettes or eggs en cocotte, or chopped up and used in sauces to serve with steak. Or simply fry them in butter or olive oil and serve on toast. Do take the time to clean them carefully to remove any grit or soil. They are often used dried (but never raw) and are excellent in all mushroom dishes and as additions to stews and casseroles. They’re particularly good with chicken and are considered among the best mushrooms, along with ceps and chanterelles.