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Old 05-20-2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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The First Fiddleheads!

Back at my Mom's in Quebec, we'd pick them outselves. Here, I have to rely on the grocery stores. I bought the first ones of the season on Sunday. Steamed with a bit of butter, S&P, they were fabulous. Does anyone else cook them?

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Old 05-20-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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I had them for the first time on Mothers day. I loved them.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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please don't laugh and tell me what they are, ferns?

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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Yes, they are ferns, babe. Check this out Google Image Result for http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/513981072_a38749e410.jpg

My mother loves them and I usually buy her a bag for Mother's Day, but I forgot this year! Darn!

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Old 05-20-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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I've heard about them several times here, so now i'm going to go and bug my produce guy to get me some...So, if and when I get some, I steam them and then serve with some butter,salt and pepper?


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Old 05-20-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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Better get them, fast, too....They'll be gone before you know it.

They are wonderful tossed with rigatoni, olive oil, pignoli nuts, dried cranberries and topped with toasted breadcrumbs.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:53 AM   #7
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I only get them for about 2-3 weeks. The pasta sounds great, thanks. I also like them lightly sauteed in butter. Or tossed with a bit of sauteed onion and bacon and a bit of cider vinegar. Or blanched and used in salads.

Welcome to the World of Fiddleheads, GB!
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Years ago, while in St. Thomas, we ate in a restaurant in the middle of the dense jungle called "The Fiddlehead Inn". It was January at the time and don't remember seeing them on the menu. But now I see they are not native to this region. So I don't know why the name, unless owners were from your neck of the woods.
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