Features: Fiddlehead ferns are the furled fronds of a young fern harvested for its use as a vegetable. Once the brown papery husks are removed, they can be boiled and steamed. They are a staple in French seasonal cuisine and should not be consumed raw.
Species: Matteuccia struthiopteris
Origin: Pacific Northwest
Appearance & Flavor: Grassy flavor with a hint of nuttiness. A cross between asparagus and young spinach with a slight artichoke flavor.