Frozen Lady Fiddlehead Fern
Lady fern fiddleheads are the young, coiled shoots of the lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina) plant. These fiddleheads are typically found in various regions of North America and are a seasonal foraged delicacy. They are characterized by their tightly curled, bright green fronds, which resemble the scroll of a violin (hence the name “fiddlehead”). Lady fern fiddleheads have a mild, vegetal flavor and a tender texture when cooked. They are commonly used in culinary dishes such as sautés, stir-fries, and salads.