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Chive blossoms

Postby Marc D » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:13 am

Seems I have an abundance of these right now in the garden. The purple flower breaks up easily into individual florets that have a fairly intense spicy chive flavor, especially when raw. So far I have used the chive blossom as a garnish on salad, which adds a nice color in addition to the flavor, in a spinach and cheese omelette, and tonight as a last second garnish to asparagus risotto which was very tasty. They work well also thrown into stir fry dishes for about the last minute of cooking, they lose a bit of color but aren't quite as intense when eaten raw.

Any other ideas for the chive blossom?
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Re: Chive blossoms

Postby Bob Ross » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:34 am

They are great with new potatoes or added to steamed asparagus. Regards, Bob
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Re: Chive blossoms

Postby Jenise » Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:20 pm

At the bud stage, the stalks are excellent sauteed. My favorite prep is to combine them with a similarly sized chinese noodle and toss them with soy sauce, garlic and sesame oil. Makes a great vegetarian main dish or side dish for grilled shrimp.
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Re: Chive blossoms

Postby Ian Sutton » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:16 pm

Nice one!
I've allowed one of my chive pots to go to flower, so might try this out (or just let it seed and harvest for more seedstock, or both)
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