Monday, May 20, 2013

Know Your Herbs - Wild Ramsons

Today's herb is Wild Ramsons/Garlic (Allium Ursinum)

wild garlic

I shared a some info about this plant and it's poisonous other last year on Marigolds' Loft. I also shared a recipe for Pesto with you there.
You can access that info HERE

What is this herb good for?

It helps with:

Stomach and bowel disorders
Loss of appetite
High Blood Pressure

Disclaimer: This is not a medical treatment and does not replace your health practitioner. If you suffer from any of the above medical problems, and they persist over a longer period of time, please consult your practitioner.

Today I want to share a Wild Garlic Butter Recipe.

This recipe is amazing with any kind of steak and is a wonderful addition to any BBQ :)

To make this butter you will need:

wild garlic butter

Wild Garlic
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
Salt if necessary

Peel the garlic and add it to your food processor.
Add your wild garlic leaves and some salt (If you use salted butter this may not be necessary) and whiz them together.

bärlauch butter

In another bowl, add 400g (or as much butter as you desire) of room temperature butter. Add the herb and garlic mix to the butter and squish together with a potato masher or a fork.

wild ramsons

Once it is mixed well, lay half of the portion onto some cling film.

wild garlic recipes

Close the cling film and roll until you have a sausage formed butter.

Allium Ursinum

Do the same with the second portion.
Place both sausages in a ziploc bag in the freezer.

wild garlic

Remove from the freezer half an hour before you need it and let it dribble and melt over your steaks and BBQ meat .....ooh got to go, hungry!

Join me next week for more herby fun!

Next week I will cover Plantain.

Do you have a question about wild garlic?
Leave it below and I will get back to you asap.

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