8 Ways to Enjoy Fiddleheads
Wondering what to do with fiddleheads? We've rounded up our best recipes with fiddlehead ferns, the springtime delicacy that you can forage yourself or find at farmers' markets. Fiddleheads can be enjoyed much like asparagus, with a similar flavor profile. Some people also compare the taste of fiddleheads to green beans and broccoli stems. Whatever they remind you of, one thing is certain — they're utterly delicious in any of these top-rated recipes!
The simplest way to prepare fiddleheads is often the best — here they are lightly sautéed in olive oil with minimal seasoning so that the fiddlehead flavor really shines. Enjoy as a green veggie side just as you would asparagus, broccoli, or green beans.
Trout with Fiddlehead Ferns
For a complete meal incorporating fiddleheads, try this delicious recipe of whole trout stuffed with fiddlehead ferns. "I've cooked this on several occasions now and have WOW'ed every audience. It's great on salmon too," says reviewer MW76.
Pasta Salad with Fiddleheads, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Try this fiddlehead pasta salad for lunch, side dish, or light springtime supper. "Got fresh fiddleheads yesterday from market and made this salad for lunch. It was marvelous. I wouldn't change a thing," says reviewer 123becky.
Creamy Chicken and Fiddleheads
A satisfying meal featuring chicken breasts and fiddlehead ferns, for a uniquely delicious way to enjoy this springtime treat. "It was nice to find something creative to do with fiddleheads as all I've ever done is steam them as a side and they are a bit strong that way," says reviewer Scott from the Valley.
Cream of Fiddlehead Soup
Enjoy fiddleheads in this creamy soup, which is reminiscent of cream of asparagus soup. It's a fantastic way to enjoy fiddleheads as an appetizer or light meal. "Absolutely mouth wateringly delicious! You need to try this recipe before fiddlehead season is over. You won't regret it," urges reviewer Chanelle.
Country Sautéed Fiddleheads
Spring Fiddleheads and Sweet Peppers
A colorful combo of green fiddleheads and sweet bell peppers. Enjoy as a side dish or add some pasta and call it a main!
Fiddlehead and Bacon Omelette
Enjoy fiddleheads for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner in this savory omelette. The Gruyere is optional, but goes especially well with the fiddlehead and bacon combo.