Off The Counter: A Seasonal Obsession

This weeks' Off The Counter features my current seasonal obsession:  fiddleheads, the furled fronds of a young fern.  They experience a very short season so now is the time to enjoy them.  An unusual addition to the plate,  their curly shape and dense texture add a flavor only Spring can offer.  Ingredients and instructions below.





fiddleheads, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon

Toss fiddleheads with olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper in a pan and grill for 4-5 minutes (don't let them burn).  Add addition olive oil (if needed ) and the grated lemon rind.