Made with Fiddleheads, Ramp, wild leeks and a handcrafted scallion vinegar from F-Word Farm.
About the Sauce: Holy Fiddlehead! exclaimed Brian, after the first time tasting fiddleheads. How do you preserve the wild allium earthy flavor of ramp, fiddleheads, scallion and garlic scapes?
Craic Sauce and F-Word Farm teamed up again, with the help from some friends and other local farms responsibly foraging and fermenting spring ingredients. Year two of this sauce differs with pickled shishito, cucumber and datil pepper.
The handcrafted scallion vinegar from F-Word Farm makes this a truly one of a kind sauce.
Uses: Delicate flavor so it is complimentary and contrasts nicely on salads, steak, rice and vegetables. Has a bit of a briny flavor, but brings citrus and allium flavor beautifully to oysters.
Heat: 1/10 heat
Ingredients: Peppers (Shishito, Cubanelle, Hungarian Hot Wax, Datil), Shallot, Rice Wine Vinegar, Onion, F-Word Farm Scallion Vinegar, Carrot, Scallion, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Fiddleheads, Cucumber, Garlic Scapes, Ramp, Leek Microgreens, Salt, Dill, Brown Sugar, Mustard Microgreens.
Fiddleheads sourced with help from North of Boston Farm.
Olive Connection - Brookline
Cambridge Naturals - Cambridge
The Mushroom Shop - Somerville
Eve & Murray's - Acton
Knotty Pine Design - Hudson
Shaw Farm - Dracut
Farmer Dave's - Dracut
North of Boston Farm - Boxford
Navigation Brewery - Lowell
Gormley's Cafe - Lowell
House of Hot Sauce - Winchester
House of Hot Sauce - Beverly
Assabet Co-op Market - Maynard
Dave's Fresh Pasta - Somerville
Bacco's - Boston (getting stocked Sunday 10/29)
Affamata - Newburyport (getting stocked 11/1)
It all started in 2019 when I cooked up Fiddleheads for the first time. I got them from North of Boston at the Farm Market in Lowell and Justin told me just to blach and fry em up with a little bit of butter.
I did just that, and was shocked at this bright, earthy, crunchy flavor. I couldn't believe how much flavor that one ingredient packed.
Jumping ahead to 2022, my friend Deanna and I embarked on a group forage with Emily from F-Word Farm, responsibly harvesting ramp.
Emily from F-Word Farm, a true genius when it comes to fermentation and farming, worked her magic and crafted a scallion vinegar that beautifully united all the foraged, allium, citrusy ingredients.
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