Tag: fiddlehead ferns

Spring Pasta: Fiddlehead Ferns and Cherry Tomatoes

Fiddlehead ferns are a versatile ingredient, well suited for a range of dishes.  They require minimal preparation and offer a fresh taste with a nice crunchy texture.

I put this dish together which first appeared on The Refined Chef website.  It is a simple pasta preparation consisting of a light sauce made with blanched fiddleheads and lightly sauteed cherry tomatoes.  Lemon zest is added to brighten the dish and grated parmesan rounds everything out.

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Fiddlehead Ferns: Spring Salad Recipe

A few years ago, during one of my Saturday visits to the Union Square farmer’s market, I came across fiddlehead ferns.  They were tightly wound-up little green disks piled high in a cardboard box.  I kept looking in the box and although I wasn’t sure what they were, it was something new which meant I was going to buy some.

The great thing about a farmer’s market are vendors are more than happy to tell you about their product and most importantly explain how to prepare them.