This week I started my Field Good's delivery again. When I got the email that talked about fiddleheads and ramps, well, I knew I had to start back up! Wednesday arrived and when I went downstairs to pick up my delivery bag at work, I had a huge bag full of yumminess that included not only fiddleheads and ramps, but spinach, kale, an asian pear and popcorn on the cob!
4 Turkey Italian Sausage Links
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped ramps, including greens
1 cup fiddleheads
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup pasta water (hot)
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces orecchiette, cooked according to package
I have never had fiddleheads ever in my life. I wasn't sure quite what to expect. I read they kind of resembled asparagus or green beans. Well, I am not sure that is what I think, but I can tell you they are delicious! I would happily make these again.
I made sure to clean the fiddleheads really well, I removed any brown skin that was on them and then rinsed them at least 4 times with water. When steaming the water in the bottom of my pan still was a rusty color. I've never cooked these before so I am not sure what I was supposed to expect! However, they are delicious! I would have never known if it were not for Field Goods, our weekly fresh produce supplier :)
Grumpy loved this recipe. So much so, that he ate everything I did not!! I definitely will be looking to have the treat called fiddleheads again and definitely will make this recipe again.
Have you ever had fiddleheads before? How do you like to eat them?
Italian Sausage Orecchiette with Fiddleheads, & Ramps
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.
Tags: pasta, turkey, sausage, ramps, garlic, fiddleheads