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When I was a child—back in the dark ages—and visited relatives who lived in the country, two of the treats on the fall table I always looked forward to were parsnips and salsify.
Salsify, the plant also known as goatsbeard—that’s the meaning of the Greek origin of the word, Tragopogon.
Scorzonera hispanica is known as Spanish salsify, and it’s almost as tasty.
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  FT.com / Weekend columnists / Rowley Leigh - Can’t get no salsify action?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Salsify itself, which does indeed resemble a thin parsnip, is such a rare vegetable that neither chefs nor greengrocers are ever obliged to make the distinction.
Salsify are like artichokes in the way a lime is like a lemon – there are similarities but it is the difference that matters.
Bring the cream to the boil and pour over the salsify and then place in a hot oven for five minutes or until the cream reduces and thickens as it is absorbed by the vegetable.
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  Salsify - Oyster Plant » Veggie Gardening Tips   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Salsify is a rather uncommon root crop that is not often found growing in home gardens, but is actually a very care free vegetable to cultivate.
To grow salsify scatter the stick-like seeds over a deeply loosened and composted raised bed, and cover the seeds with a thin layer of topsoil or fine compost.
I’ve been growing salsify for a couple of years, and the trick to growing and cooking it without hassle is to grow it in soil that is deep and soft (sandy soil is good if you have it — I don’t) so that the roots grow large without splitting.
www.veggiegardeningtips.com /salsify-oyster-plant   (1161 words)

  Salsify - Glossary - Hormel Foods
White and fl Salsify are commonly known as White or Black Oyster plant in reference to their color and flavor for what many historically believed was a root tasting similar to the delicate flavor of oysters.
However, the flavor of Salsify is closer to that of asparagus or artichoke hearts than it is to an oyster.
Both types of Salsify can be prepared in the same manner as parsnips and carrots for use in soups, stews and in a variety of savory dishes or simply cooked as vegetable side dishes.
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 Salsify, Oyster Plant - Food Facts & History
White salsify is pale, thin, forked, has rootlets at the bottom, while fl salsify (scorzonera) looks like a brown carrot and is much smoother and longer looking.
Salsify must be peeled, blanched and sautéed or roasted and has a taste akin to oysters; hence its name oyster plant.
Black salsify is grown in Spain and possesses a similar taste to its white counterpart.
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 Salsify   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Description - Salsify is called oyster plant due to its faint oyster-like flavor.
It is grown for its edible root which is white, long and slender often reaching a length of 10 to 12 inches.
Culture - Salsify is planted from seed in the early spring and harvested after the first hard freeze in the fall.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/salsify.html   (178 words)

 What is salsify?
Salsify (tragopogon porrifolius) is a vegetable whose root and leaves can be used for cooking purposes.
Salsify is a member of the sunflower family and its varieties are named French Blue Flowered and the Mammoth Sandwich Island.
Using salsify as a cooking ingredient is also a wise and healthy decision because it is a highly nutritious root vegetable.
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 Salsify -- Tragopogon porrifolius L.
Salsify is also known as the oyster plant or vegetable oyster.
Salsify is grown only occasionally in Florida home gardens, but does fairly well here.
Salsify is used in soups and stews; it can be boiled, cut into small pieces, and creamed like asparagus.
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 Salsify? Scoronera?
But for some reason this year it dawned on me that I don't have a clue what salsify is and I'm supposed to be such a big promoter of heirloom vegetables.
While salsify has the nickname, both plants have a flavor likened to oysters.
Salsify seedlings look like blades of grass, but the mature plant can reach 2 - 4 feet tall with long pointed leaves that can reach a foot in length themselves.
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 Salsify and Radishes Braised in White Wine: Texas Monthly December 2002
French Breakfast radishes are longish and red-skinned; White Icicle radishes are longish and white-skinned.
For the same reason, salsify should be cooked à blanc, that is, in water with a bit of lemon juice and flour.
Add hot chicken stock and salt and pepper to taste and simmer, covered, until salsify and radishes are tender and stock is reduced to one quarter its original volume.
www.texasmonthly.com /mag/issues/2002-12-01/recipe6.php   (505 words)

 Black Salsify with Caramelized Lobster Tails and Mache Recipe: Recipes: Food Network
Once the lobsters are cool enough to handle, remove the tails from the shells and use a chef's knife to cut the tails in half lengthwise.
Cut the salsify into 2-inch lengths and place in a non-reactive bowl with 4 cups of cold water and the white vinegar.
Place the salsify pieces in the pan and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
www.foodnetwork.com /food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_20077,00.html   (505 words)

 Cooking & Kitchen Tips: Salsify
Salsify should be stored at 35 degrees F. and will last 3 or 4 months.
Salsify goes very well with roasted beef and can be used in stews, and cream soups.
- Make salsify pureed soup by pureeing salsify, adding your favorite herbs and spices, and serving it with whole grain rolls for a satisfying lunch or dinner.
www.foodreference.com /html/tsalsify.html   (163 words)

 Cook's Thesaurus: Roots
There are two types: white salsify (pictured at left) and the more highly regarded fl salsify = scorzonera = fl oyster plant = viper grass.
After peeling salsify, put it into acidulated water right away to prevent it from turning brown.
Canned salsify is a good substitute for fresh, but it's hard to find.
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Creamed or caramelized, deep-fried or pureed, salsify is generally served on the side or in a stew.
In fact, there is a more practical reason salsify is not a mainstay in home kitchens: It is not an absolute delight to work with.
Add the cream, salsify and rosemary, and cook until the salsify is tender and can be pierced with the tip of a knife.
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 RecipeSource: Pan-Roasted Squab With Salsify
Peel salsify, placing peeled stalks in water with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or white vinegar.
Slice salsify crosswise into thin rounds and dry on paper towels.
Place remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon oil in an oven-proof skillet large enough to hold the squab pieces in a single layer.
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 Salsify and Apple Sauté - FoodFit.com
Cut the lemon in half and place in a bowl of water large enough to hold all the salsify.
Peel the salsify and cut it into "sticks" about 1/2" X 1/2" X 2" in length.
Add the apple slices and cook until they are golden and until the salsify is tender, about 5 minutes.
www.foodfit.com /recipe.asp?rid=143   (151 words)

 Salsify, Salsify Seeds, Seeds, Vegetable Seeds, Seed Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Salsify also called Oyster Plant and Vegetable Oyster.
It is grown like Parsnips and is one of the hard to grow root vegetables.
Salsify need a finely cultivated soil, preferably sandy soil.
www.reimerseeds.com /salsify_760.aspx   (157 words)

 Salsify   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Fr: Salsifis; Ge: Haferwurzel; Sp: Salsifi; It: Sassefrica; Pt: ?.
The leaves are smaller than those of fl salsify.
- Its cultivation resembles that of fl salsify: the seeds are sown slightly later (May-June).
www.inra.fr /Internet/Produits/HYPPZ/CULTURES/6c---077.htm   (112 words)

 Definition of salsify - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 Salsify Seeds - Vegetable Garden Seed
Salsify Seeds - MSSandS offers the ever popular Salsify Seed.
All our Garden Seeds meet high quality standards.
Order your Salsify Seeds from Main Street Seed And Supply, Co.
www.mainstreetseedandsupply.com /vssalsify.htm   (197 words)

 Salsify   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Description - Salsify is called oyster plant due to its faint oyster-like flavor.
It is grown for its edible root which is white, long and slender often reaching a length of 10 to 12 inches.
Culture - Salsify is planted from seed in the early spring and harvested after the first hard freeze in the fall.
plantanswers.tamu.edu /vegetables/salsify.html   (178 words)

 Wegmans Fresh Products Produce Salsify
Salsify is a root vegetable that is a member of the sunflower family.
A native of Central and Southern Europe, salsify is harvested in the fall to enjoy through the winter as a cooked vegetable.
Look for well-formed roots that are heavy for their size and not too gnarled.
www.wegmans.com /kitchen/ingredients/produce/vegetables/salsify.asp   (140 words)

 Recipe for Glazed Oysters with Leeks and Salsify with Gary - Low Carb Recipes .ws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Instructions: * Note: Nicknamed the "oyster plant" (its sweet, delicate flavor resembles that of an oyster), salsify is available from June through February at many Spanish, Italian, or Greek markets.
In a small saucepan, combine salsify, 1 tablespoon cream, and 1 cup water.
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Scrub clean the salsify under a running tap.
As soon as it begins to turn a golden brown and smell deliciously nutty, stir in the salsify and cook gently until the salsify is piping hot.
Remove from the heat, add the parsley, and season to taste with lemon juice, salt and freshly ground fl pepper.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/womanshour/food/recipe12.shtml   (258 words)

 Heirloom Root Crop Seeds - Beets, Carrots, Leeks, Onions, Parsnip, Radish, Rutabaga, Salsify and Turnips
Great selection of heirloom beet, carrot, leeks, onion, parsnip, radish, rutabaga, salsify and turnip seeds.
Soil pH 6.0 to 6.5 – Sow salsify in very early spring, as soon as the ground can be worked.
Plant the seeds in loose soil, sowing ½ inch deep, and in rows 12” apart, thinning to one plant every 4 inches.
www.heirloomseeds.com /rootcrop.htm   (3749 words)

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