The young growth of Alexanders (Smyrnium olusatrum) are just beginning to emerge, and now is the time to don your wellies and hunt out this delicious Springtime green.
The shoots are a little young at the moment but are still worth going out and foraging for.
Ideally, you need to be finding the reddish young shoots, although this recipe was made with predominantly green ones, and still tastes fabulous.
Steamed Alexanders Recipe Ingredients
- 2 x large bunches of Alexanders
- fresh lime juice
Serves: 2 people
Steamed Alexanders Recipe Instructions
Find a nice patch of young Alexanders.
Wash and trim the stems to roughly even lengths.
Steam the stems for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve with lashings of butter and a squeeze of lime juice. The lime juice really compliments this scrummy wild vegetable dish.
Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Alexanders