Fritto Misto of Ramps, Asparagus and Fiddleheads with Citrus Mint Aioli

Serves 6 Ingredients 4 cups canola oil 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 lime ½- 1 cup ice cold club soda, diluted with 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 ½ to 2 pounds mixed fiddleheads, ramps (or […]

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Pickled Ramps

Makes 1 pound of pickled ramps Ingredients 1 cup white vinegar ½ cup dry white wine ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon of each of mustard seeds, coriander, pink peppercorns, fennel seeds ½ teaspoon chili flakes 1 bay leaf 1 sprig of fresh thyme ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 […]

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Rampatini

Makes one cocktail Ingredients 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) Directions Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice […]

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Ramptini

Makes one cocktail INGREDIENTS 2 ounces gin 1 ounce dry vermouth ½ ounce pickled ramp juice Ice Pickled ramps (recipe follows) DIRECTIONS Shaken: In a shaker combine the gin, vermouth, and ramp juice and ice, shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with pickled ramp. Stirred: In a large glass filled with ice, […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto

Makes approximately 1 cup Ingredients ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned and ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt Directions In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice and […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto & Whole Wheat Paperadelle

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned and ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 pound whole wheat paperadelle cooked DIRECTIONS In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, […]

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Wild Ramp-Basil Pesto & Whole Wheat Pappardelle

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ¼ pound of wild ramps, cleaned, ends trimmed and chopped ¼ cup fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice ¼ cup toasted walnuts ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt 1 pound whole wheat pappardelle, cooked Directions In a blender place the ramps, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice […]

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