Introducing the latest addition to our growing family – Salsify. It’s not a potato but it’s just as versatile and just as tasty.
Salsify is a root vegetable found all across continental Europe and is a favourite of chefs and foodies over here. It can be difficult to get the root out of the ground in one piece but when you do the rewards are worth the effort.
Wash it carefully and peel away the light tan skin to reveal the white flesh of the root and then boil it, roast it, sauté it, make a purée or you can even eat it raw. It has a delicate flavour like a mild artichoke, perhaps with a trace of liquorice and it’s low in calories and a good source of fibre.
Salsify is right at home mashed with potatoes or chopped up and mixed into a stew, roasted with herbs or sautéed alongside a nice bit of fish.
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