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DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: A special spring meal

DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: A special spring meal

Morel mushrooms and crappie filets taste great right now

March 25th, 2012 by Brandon Butler, columnist, outdoors@newstribune.com in News

Not to beat a dead horse, but this weather has been crazy. Mid-March, 80-degree days aren't normal. Factor in the week-long rain showers and it feels like we should be flipping the calendar to May any day now.

With the warm temperatures and wet weather comes one of nature's finest bounties ... morel mushrooms. Reports from the field confirm folks are already finding them.

Mushroom hunting is something I greatly enjoy for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I absolutely love the taste of morels. I don't care if you fry them, bake them, sauté them or whatever, I think they taste incredible.

Secondly, mushroom hunting is something the whole family can participate in together.