Monday, May 20, 2013

So many things to do with fiddleheads! (And one thing NOT to do!)

Things to do with fresh fiddlehead ferns:

  1. Let the fiddles take center stage (on the plate) - simple recipe here!
  2. Serve and Italian feast - recipe here!
  3. Cab or freeze then - here's how!
  4. Spice them up with Emeril- here's how!
  5. Serve them with quinoa - here's how!
  6. Decorate with them - you read that right! Look here!

Here's one thing NOT to do with fresh fiddlehead ferns:
  1. Do NOT consume them raw or undercooked!
Note: Sautéing, stir-frying or microwaving ostrich fern fiddleheads are NOT recommended methods for cooking fiddleheads. Fiddleheads should be boiled or steamed prior to use in recipes which use further cooking methods like sauteing, stir-frying or baking.

Here are the facts:  Fresh fiddlehead ferns have to be thoroughly washed after picking.  (Here at Ruma's, we do this step).  Upon delivery, be sure to wash them again.  Fiddleheads must be boiled or steamed prior to using them in recipes.  Be cautious! 

From our friends at the University of Maine: read more information about consuming fiddleheads

We have fresh fiddleheads for sale! Order here!

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