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Sauteed Cardoon

(post, Lindsay Neu)


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Two weeks ago, our friends at Northshire Farm were selling an odd looking plant that looked like some form of celery. They assured us it was better than that. We bought some. They posted two recipes for it, and we tried one of them. They were right!

Cardoon is actually in the artichoke family and has a similar savory character. Apparently Mario Batali loves it as an ingredient and says it has a “very sexy flavor”. The sauté recipe that Northshire linked to has an amazing richness of flavor that really highlights the uniqueness of the cardoon. Like artichoke, it turns a kind of sickly yellow-green, but ignore that and just eat it. If you can find cardoon, grab it and give this recipe a shot!

For the recipe, click here: http://eatlocal365.com/2011/08/28/how-to-make-sauteed-cardoon-what-the-heck-is-cardoon/