Friday, September 11, 2009

Morel, Onion, White Wine and Almond Milk Crespelle Filling

(pictured: cut crespelle showing morel filling and tofu sour cream on top)

My husband loves morel mushrooms. In fact when morels are available fresh in the spring we buy them often. Since he has had to work so much over the last few weeks I wanted to make him something special for dinner tonight.

We had panelle topped with tomato raisin confit and tofu sour cream for an appetizer, a green salad, and whole-wheat crespelle stuffed with this morel, onion and white wine filling. I would say we had a very nice dinner tonight.

The filling tastes mostly of onion, followed by wine and then morel mushroom. It has nice layers of flavors that we enjoyed.

Morel, Onion, White Wine and Almond Milk Crespelle Filling
Serves 4


½ ounce dried morel mushrooms, rehydrated, drained and roughly chopped
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
½ cup pinot grigio
½ cup almond milk
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, stripped from its stem
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Sauté the onion in the olive oil until tender. Add the flour and stir so the oil will absorb and flour. Add the pinot grigio and for a minute to encourage the wine to reduce so the flavor can concentrate. After the wine has reduced by half add the morels, almond milk and thyme and simmer for a few minutes so the sauce will reach its maximum thickness. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your taste.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 80.85
Calories From Fat (42%) - 34.09

Total Fat - 3.85g
Saturated Fat - 0.49g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 91.89mg
Potassium - 89.27mg
Total Carbohydrates - 5.72g
Fiber - 0.92g
Sugar - 1.31g
Protein - 0.81g


Whole-wheat crespelle with this filling and topped with tofu sour cream made for a tasty and rather decadent meal this evening that we thoroughly enjoyed. Sometimes you need a little decadence in life and tonight was that night.

Fridays at our house frequently end in celebratory meals. I think this is because Friday is my favorite day of the week since it means two whole days with my hubby. Anyway, if you need a celebratory meal, or you are in the mood for decadence this meal hits the spot.


  1. That sounds like an elegant dinner...lucky husband! So many great flavors and ingredients. It's on my list (very long) of recipes I want to try from your blog.

  2. Rose,

    The best part is that everything can be made ahead and then heated and put together before dinner. That is how I made this tonight. This tastes more decadent due to the tofu sour cream .... and it is higher in fat than most of my meals.

    Sorry about the photo of the morel filling. The photo was definitely not my best work. I should have photographed it before I put it into the crespelle. At least I know for next time.



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