Fiddleheads are a special spring treat. They require some work and a bit of prep, but it’s extra satisfying eating something that you’ve collected yourself. This recipe is a delicious side for anything you’ve made on the bbq.
As with anything collected from the wild, it’s important to be able to properly identify what it is you are picking. There are photos and some tips here, as well as preparation instructions.
Fiddleheads need to be thoroughly washed and require boiling before cooking by another method- again, see this post for details.
Makes: about 3 servings
Time: about 20 minutes- though it depends on if you have already prepped your fiddleheads. If using fiddleheads that are frozen and pre boiled, or fresh prepped and boiled the time is about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 450F
You will need:
- 4 cups of washed and boiled fiddleheads
- 3 tbsp butter
- 4 cloves of garlic minced or pressed
- 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
- handful of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste (I find with the salty cheese I generally don’t add any additional salt- though I do enjoy a generous grind of fresh pepper
Preheat oven to 450F. Melt butter and mix together minced garlic, parsley and butter. Place prepared fiddleheads on a sheet and toss with butter/garlic mixture.
Place in 450F oven for ten minutes. After ten minutes, remove from oven and flip fiddleheads. Sprinkle cheese overtop and return to oven for an additional 5-7 minutes.
Serve with anything you like! If you have leftovers, they are delicious in an omelet the next day 🙂