Double Nutty Fiddlehead Greens with Sesame
Toasting sesame seeds gives them a pleasant nutty flavor, which nicely complements the natural nutty flavor of fiddlehead greens.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 2 to 4
- 1 pound fiddlehead greens, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
If using freshly picked fiddleheads, wash to remove any dirt and drain thoroughly.
Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat until it is nearly smoking. Add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the ginger. Stir-fry for 10 seconds, then add the fiddlehead greens. Stir-fry for 1 minute, then stir in the salt.
Stir-fry for 1 to 2 more minutes, until the fiddlehead greens are tender but still firm. Remove from the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Garnish with the toasted sesame seeds before serving.