Gourmet Marinated Fiddleheads

Side Dishes.
Fiddleheads, like artichoke hearts, respond well to marinade. 

Gourmet Marinated Fiddleheads


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
chopped fresh parsley and fresh thyme to taste
5 black peppercorns
1 string rosemary, tied in a cheesecloth bag
1 clove garlic, crushed with side of large knife
2 shallots, chopped
1 cup fresh fiddleheads


1. In a medium saucepan, combine oil, wine vinegar, water, lemon juice, salt, peppercorns and rosemary. Bring mixture to a boil, turn down the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add chopped parsley and thyme to taste. 2. Add the garlic, shallots and fiddleheads to the mixture and bring to a boil and cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely for 1 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in a covered container for up to 2 weeks.

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