I was feeling adventurous Sunday. I had been reading a lot about edible plants lately, so I decided to try out some daylilies in a stir fry.
So I went outside and picked some buds off the lilies. I put them in a cup full of water and placed them in the refrigerator for a few hours. (I read this on a web site – this will make any bugs come out. Luckily,there were no bugs!) I didn’t pick too many because I didn’t know what we would think of them.
First I heated some butter in a pan. I chopped up some garlic scapes, onions, and orange peppers. I let these fry until the onions started to become see through.
I then put in fresh shelled peas and the buds, which I had cut in two (ok – I was worried about the bugs even though they soaked all morning). When most of the butter has cooked off, I added soy sauce twice around the pan.
I also made a napa cabbage salad. I had some Tuesday at the CSA, but I changed up mine a little bit.
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
4 Tbs mustard (I used Weber’s horseradish mustard – it made the salad esp. zingy)
6 packs Truvia sugar substitute (equivalent of 4 Tbs of sugar)
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together and set aside.
1 head of Napa cabbage
4 large radishes
Chop us cabbage and put into a large bowl. Cut radishes in to the thin slices. Mix in with the cabbage. Thinly slice the scallions (white and green parts) and add to the other veggies. Toss. Add dressing and toss again. Let sit for at least 1/2 hour.
I served the salad and stir fry along with 1/2 a piece of steak. I thought it was very good. The buds tasted like something green with butter and salt. My sous chef was not as crazy about the salad. She liked it, but thought it was a bit too spicy. I used horseradish mustard – next time I will use regular mustard.