Yeah, most people know me as a meat and fish guy, but I love working with greens and herby things every bit as much — especially in springtime. What follows are my favorite recipes for greens like nettles, wild green onions, wild mustards, etc. Not all are vegetarian, but all can be made so easily.
And while I don’t include the full recipe, here’s my go-to method for cooking greens: Wash and chop. Saute in olive oil (or bacon fat) with salt, garlic, chile and maybe a little broth or wine. Cook over high heat and toss around until the greens are wilted by still vivid. Serve at once.
How to Harvest Wild Onions
Dandelions, Wild Lettuces and Chicories
Foraging for Fennel Seeds
Dining on Dock
Wild Rapini with Orecchiette and Garlic
Borage and Ricotta Ravioli
Ramp Pasta with Morels
Other Starchy Dishes
Wild Scallion Pancakes
Wild Greens Colcannon
Ricotta-Herb Gnocchi with Carrot Broth
Ramp and Pecan Pesto
Ramp and Parsley Pesto (hosted on Simply Recipes)