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Steelhead Trout with Chanterelles

  Early autumn is my favourite time of year. West swell begins to roll into the West Coast again, re-surging the various reef and point breaks back to life; the days are still reasonably long; amazing produce is abundant and inexpensive; and a plethora of delicious […]

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Romesco Sauce

You can put this stuff on anything! There are a tonne of variations; for this one I just took one of the simplest recipes I could find and added roasted tomato and dried chilis. I made a big batch last week, and it was gone […]

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Smoky Scotch and Apple Sour

This is my best attempt to replicate one of my favourite drinks from Veneto Tapa Lounge, “The Satchmo.” Sweet, sour, and smoky manage to all come together in a harmonious fashion, with a subtle compliment of apple and cinnamon. I have to hand it to […]

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Mayonnaise

If you’ve never made real mayonnaise before, your life is about to change. It’s actually an insult to mayonnaise that we call the store bought, processed, fallout-proof oil emulsification by the same name. Real mayonnaise is extremely easy to make after you understand the process, […]

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The Nicaula

Who doesn’t want a cocktail named after them? Like Paula and Nicole, this cocktail is very interesting, while also sweet, balanced, and complex.  Mezcal is an amazing spirit. It is the scotch of tequila, but plays a little bit more nicely when it comes to […]

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First Post

Welcome to Shady Morels. What you’ll find here is the result of an obsession with creating food. Inspiration comes from local ingredients, simplicity, the west coast, and a nose to tail philosophy. You have to eat, so life is food. Why not live and eat […]

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