Thursday, May 19, 2005

Sauteed Fiddleheads

Here's my personal recipe, hope you enjoy.

Serves 2
Hands on time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

½ pound fiddleheads, rinsed well and brown ends cut off
1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil over high heat.

2. In the meantime, fill a large bowl with ice water. I add one full ice cube tray while the pot of water is boiling.

3. Blanch the fiddleheads (cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes). This really brings out the green and leeches out the bitterness

4. Scoop out fiddleheads, using a slotted spoon and put them in the bowl of ice water. Add another tray of ice cubes and let them chill for 5 minutes. This stops the cooking process.

5. Drain and pat dry.

6. Heat olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds or so. Add fiddleheads and sauté for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss.

It’s ready to serve and goes great with grilled salmon and boiled new potatoes with chives and butter.

3 comments:

donna said...

I'm gonna try this recipe when you come over and prepare it.I'm a culinary moron, I'm afraid. And everyone will attest to that!

Saltyknees said...

Many thanks! I made this recipe Saturday for my in-laws (Danish & Dutch) to accompany a Pork roast with Saged Salt. They were so surprised. They loved this recipe. Interestingly enough, they were suprised that I even knew what a fiddlehead was!
You made me look like a Star.
Cheers. Very much !
....christopher

Ruth said...

Donna, not a culinary moron, just someone who'd rather be anywhere but the kitchen.

Christopher, glad they were all pleased!

And thanks for dropping by