When the Okinawan yam is cooked, its rich purple color intensifies. It can be stored up to six week s in a cool dry location.
Porcini mushrooms are an edible wild mushroom whose fruitbody can be described as having a dense, white stipe (stem) that will turn yellow-brown with age. It has a large cap that is pale to rust brown and continues to darken as it matures.
Inventory, 5 kg : 0.60
This item was last sold on : 12/12/13
Salsify root is available year round with a peak season from fall through early spring.
White Salsify is usually found in the market still attached to its grass-like, greens. The young leaves of Black Salsify are also edible, do not often appear on the vegetable in markets. Salsify is also known as Oyster root.
The edible Salsify root resembles a russet-like carrot. Non-tapering in shape, the flesh is cream-colored beneath its dark skin. Longer than White Salsify, the smoother, black variety also has a more uniform shape. Black Salsify is found to be the most preferred as it is fleshier, easier to peel, less fibrous and offers a more distinct flavor. Even though they slightly differ in taste and texture, both types of Salsify are very mild and subtly-flavored. Flavor descriptions range from oyster-like to artichoke.
Low in sodium and offering a good amount of protein and fiber, a three and one-half ounce serving contains about 82 calories. This root provides modest amounts of vitamin C, some B vitamins, potassium and is a good source of complex carbohydrates.
Flavor Salsify sparingly, no matter which method of cooking is chosen. Steaming is preferred over boiling as it breaks easily. Once cooked, cut as desired. To store, wrap in plastic; refrigerate. If in good condition when purchased, it will keep up to two weeks. Check periodically to prevent the root from drying out. Black Salsify and White Salsify are interchangeable in recipes.
Particularly popular in Belgium, the Italians, British and French have been known to favor this vegetable as well. Salsify has been a popular winter vegetable for home gardeners for a long time.
Black and White Salsify were grown in gardens in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries in Europe. The word "salsify" is used to describe these two plants that belong to the large Compositae family. Horticulturists group Black Salisfy, Scorzonera hispanica, and White Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius, together as their culinary use and growth pattern are almost identical.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Table 926||San Diego CA||858-539-0926|
|Herringbone||La Jolla CA||858-459-0221|
|Bang Bang||San Diego CA||619-677-2264|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Sheraton La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-453-5500|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Cal A Vie||Vista CA||760-945-2055|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|The Farm House Cafe||San Diego CA||619-269-9662|
|Solace & the Moonlight Lounge||Encinitas CA||760-753-2433|
|Plan Cha||La Mesa CA||619-213-4277|
|Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|US Grant Hotel Main||San Diego CA||619-232-3121|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|The Pearl Hotel||San Diego CA||877-732-7573|
|Nine - Ten||San Diego CA||858-964-5400|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
Recipes that include Salsify Root. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Whole Foods Market
Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 199 days ago, 5/28/13
Spotter's comments : Salsify Root spotted at Whole Foods Market.
Near Chicago, Illinois, United States
About 263 days ago, 3/24/13
Spotter's comments : Next restaurant in Chicago, IL deep roasted salsify into a "salsify log". A very unique presentation.
Abel and Cole UK
Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 306 days ago, 2/10/13