This was my first time working with fiddleheads. Maybe my first time having fiddleheads (I may have had something similar when visiting Taiwan).
I decided to do something relatively simple so that I can experience the flavour of fiddleheads.
- Garlic (2-3 cloves)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tsp of lemon zest
- ~8 Shrimps
- Mushrooms (roughly 4-5)
- A dash of red pepper flakes
- On medium-high heat, cook the shrimp in butter until just turned orange on both sides. Set aside on a dish.
- Fry garlic in butter for several seconds. Add the fiddleheads, mushrooms, and red pepper flakes, cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook for a couple of minutes more.
We had this with rice. But it would go very well with pasta (with some Parmesan cheese).
Fiddleheads, to me, have this grassy flavour. I like the crunchy texture (like most vegetables I stir fry; I cannot stand overcooked stir fry vegetables). It is not my favourite vegetable (water spinach is still my all time favourite) but it is something I would consider buying again and experimenting with.
What is your favourite fiddleheads recipe?