Thursday, 24 April 2008
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
I recently tried hop shoots for the first time. I only had a few (because I was scared!) in an omlette. They were quite pleasant - a bit like nettles maybe, but milder.
On my lunchbreak today I picked a large handful as I wandered by the river. I also took a few pictures (click photo to view bigger).
This evening for dinner I made a quick cheese sauce for pasta, and threw them in to add a few vitamins : ) I would recommend using only the very tops (3 or 4 inches) and cooking them quite well, as they're covered in strange sticky hairs!