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Preserved Salsify

Preserved salsify

Have you ever eaten preserved salsify? When you make them on the Big Green Egg, this delicious side dish will undoubtedly become one of your favourites. The mild nutty flavour of the vegetables is magical, particularly when you cook them on your kamado. Serve them, for example, with a beautiful rack of venison with mushrooms and cranberry compote  when you want to steal the show.

INGREDIENTS

SALSIFY

 

  • 250 ml milk
  • 500 g salsify
  • 500 g goose fat

 

PREPARATION IN ADVANCE

  1. Ignite the charcoal in the Big Green Egg and heat, with the convEGGtor and the Stainless Steel Grid, to a temperature of 140°C. Mix the milk with 250 millilitre water in a container.
  2. Peel the salsify and cut each one into four equal-size pieces. Place the pieces in the milk mixture to prevent the salsify from discolouring. Preferably wear latex gloves when peeling the salsify since the juice from the salsify is difficult to remove.

PREPARATION

  1. Melt the goose fat in the round Green Dutch Oven. Place the salsify in a colander and allow to drain.
  2. Add the salsify to the goose fat and let them cook approximately 20 minutes so that the salsify are al dente. Remove the salsify from the goose fat and set aside. Remove the grid and the convEGGtor and replace the grid. Put the Cast Iron Skillet on the grid and bring the temperature to 180°C.
  3. Add the salsify with accompanying fat to the skillet and fry them for a few minutes until they begin to brown.
  4. Sprinkle the salsify with salt and pepper and serve.

TIP

If you want to serve the preserved salsify with the rack of venison, then cook the vegetables in the goose fat first. When the rack of venison is resting, you can then fry the salsify.

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