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Fiddlehead and Mushroom Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette

  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    25 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


2 1/2 cup fresh or pickled fiddlehead or 2 1/2 cups asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces, tough ends discarded
1 1/2 cup sliced baby bella mushroom
2 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon Olive oil
2 tablespoon finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
Fiddlehead and Mushroom Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette


1. Prepare fresh fiddleheads. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Have ready a bowl of ice water. To clean and rid the fiddleheads of their scales, rub them between your hands; the scales should rub off. Snip off the excess tail and rinse well, making sure the brown scaly layer is off. Add fiddleheads to the boiling water. Cook until they are crisp-tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain in a colander, then immediately add to the bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Transfer to a medium bowl.?If using pickled asparagus, follow preparation instructions on the can. If using asparagus, cook for 4 minutes.
2. Add mushrooms and radicchio to bowl and toss to mix.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the oil until emulsified. Alternatively, combine these ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake until well mixed.
4. Toast the pecans in a small saucepan over medium heat. Watch carefully ? as soon as they begin to brown and smell toasted, about 2 minutes, remove from heat. Add to the dressing and mix well. Pour dressing over the fiddleheads and toss well. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
By Sally Sampson
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, May - June 2011


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 160 kcal (8%)
Calories from Fat 108 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 12 g (18%)
Saturated Fat n/a
Cholesterol 5 mg (1%)
Sodium 190 mg (7%)
Total Carbohydrates 11 g (3%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 7 g (11%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a