The term fiddlehead fern is generally used to reference ostrich fern fiddleheads, but fiddlehead actually refers to a stage of growth—and the name fittingly comes from its resemblance to the spiraling scroll at the top of a fiddle. Fiddleheads have a grassy, springlike flavor with a hint of nuttiness. Many people agree that they taste like a cross between asparagus and young spinach. Some detect an artichoke flavor as well, and even a bit of mushroom.
Delicious Fiddlehead Fern Recipes
Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns Recipe
A simple recipe for fiddlehead ferns that really heroes the flavour of these delicious veggies
Roasted Fiddlehead Ferns Recipe
Snap up the curly fiddlehead ferns and give them a garlicky kick
Fiddlehead Stir-Fry Recipe
This recipe uses pork tenderloin crusted in lemon pepper combined with seasonal spring fiddleheads and yellow peppers. Served alongside some lemon flavoured couscous.
Fiddlehead Ferns with Garlic Recipe
This simple sauté of Fiddlehead Ferns with Garlic highlights their fresh green flavor with the savory taste of lightly browned garlic and lemon.
Fresh Fiddlehead Tart Recipe
The earthy flavours of this young fiddlehead fern shines through in this deliciously cheesy tart.
Fiddlehead and Saffron Soup
This tasty, warm and authentically French soup is ready in just a matter of minutes.
Fiddlehead Salad with Pickled Red Onions
This delicious salad with roasted nuts and pickled onions is the perfect lunch salad
Soy Glazed Salmon With Fiddlehead Ferns
The salmon fish is complimented perfectly with the earthy flavour of fiddlehead ferns