Salsify-Pasta with Cream & Salsify

Recipes Salsify


Salsify is often said to have an Oyster like flavor and others think it tastes similar to an artichoke.  When cooked it has the texture of an artichoke heart.

Common uses for Salsify include cutting the roots into ½ inch cubes and adding to stews and soups.  It can also be boiled, steamed, creamed or mashed.  The mash can be formed into patties and then fried.  

Pasta with Cream and Salsify

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 bulbs of garlic, or two cloves of garlic
2 green onions
1 cup cream
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooked pasta for 2

1. Peel and chop salsify. Heat water in a small saucepan and cook salsify for 5 minutes. Drain and reserve. If you prefer, skip this step and add it directly to the pan with the garlic and onion.

2. Heat oil and butter in frying pan and sauté the garlic and onion until soft, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the cream and cheese and allow to cook for a few minutes to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta.